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Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017;41:304-306. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.10.053. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

The 'Saw Tooth' operation for giant fibroadenomas.

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1
Department of Clinical surgical Sciences, University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
2
Department of Clinical surgical Sciences, University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Electronic address: sssl201198@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast lesions affecting adolescents and young women. Cosmesis is an important factor when considering surgical management for these masses. Giant fibroadenomas (>5cm), because of their size, may require larger incisions resulting in significant scarring and scar complications in these young women. Several approaches have been employed, usually involving large incisions, when performing a lumpectomy for giant fibroadenomas. In this report, we highlight a new technique for removal of these masses, which allows the removal of large fibroadenomas through a relatively small, cosmetically acceptable, circumareolar incision.

KEYWORDS:

Circumareolar incision; Giant fibroadenoma

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