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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 2073-9990
Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, pp. 59-64
Bioline Code: js10035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, pp. 59-64

 en The Pattern of Benign Breast Diseases in Rural Hospital in India
Kumar, M.; Ray, K.; Harode, S. & Wagh, D.D.


Background: Benign breast diseases are most common cause of breast problems. Up to 30% of women suffer from benign breast diseases and requiring treatment at some time in their lives. Benign breast diseases are 5 to 10 times more common than breast cancer. Until recently benign disorders of the breast has been given less importance than breast cancer. Consequently, many patients with benign breast diseases receive little attention from clinicians.
Methods: The present cross-sectional study was carried out in Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Medical College and Hospital during the period April 2007 to September 2009. A total of 481 patients had breast disease, among these 380 patients had benign breast disease and which are included in the study.
Results: Among all the benign breast diseases, right sided breast involvement was more common constituting 181 (47.63%) cases while left breast involvement was less common constituting 151 (39.73%) of the patients. Bilateral involvement was seen in only 48 (12.63%) of patients. The pattern of benign breast disease, fibroadenoma was the most common lesion constituting 160 (42.1%) cases.

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