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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jul;120(1):13e-19e.

Management of benign tumors of the adolescent breast.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the differential diagnosis of breast tumors in adolescent girls. 2. Compare and contrast surgical options for the management of adolescent breast tumors. 3. Recognize the utility of a reduction mammaplasty technique when resecting these larger tumors in adolescents.

SUMMARY:

Although 99 percent of breast lesions in female adolescents are benign tumors, surgical intervention is commonly required. This article reviews the differential diagnosis, evaluation, and management of these benign tumors. A modified surgical technique for resection of large fibroadenomas and reconstruction of the remaining breast is described. The authors review the approach to five specific breast lesions: fibroadenomas, phyllodes tumors, juvenile hypertrophy, inflammatory processes, and premature breast development.

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