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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Sep 23;88(36):2556-7.

[Diagnosis and treatment of breast lumps in children].

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  • 1Department of Breast Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China.



To summarize the diagnosis and treatment of breast lumps in children.


The clinical data of 61 children with breast lumps, 20 with physiological breast masses, 5 male and 15 female, aged 1 - 14, 38 with benign tumors, 1 male and 37 female, aged 10 - 14, 3 with malignant tumors, aged 7 months, and 10 and 13 years. diagnosed and treated 2001 - 2006 were analyzed.


The 20 cases of physiological masses did not undergo any treatment and were followed up for 2 years. The masses disappear by itself within one year in 17 cases, disappear within 2 years in 2 cases, and remained the same size in 1 case. The 38 cases with benign tumors all underwent resection, 36 cases were cured and 2 cases recurred. Recurrence was not seen in 2 of the 3 cases of malignant breast tumors, and the patient of leiomyosarcoma died one year after the operation.


Physiological breast masses in children needn't treatment; mostly enjoy spontaneous cure. The outcomes of benign breast tumors in children are good after operation. Malignant breast tumor is rare, and it is still difficult to predict its prognosis now.

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