Generalized term for benign breast changes that are poorly defined
No longer considered a pathologic disease process as they are found in the majority of healthy women
Most common of a...
Mastalgia and tenderness:
Persistent or intermittent
Often occurs during premenstrual phase of normal menstrual cycle
Pain may radiate to shoulders and...
Majority of women will not require any medical treatment
Reduces tension on supporting ligaments of the breast
May reduce inflammatory r...
Patients with fibrocystic changes are appropriate for discharge with outpatient follow-up
Encourage patient to keep a breast pain record to determine whether pain...
Breast cancer may coexist with benign breast disease and fibrocystic changes:
Consider all cancer risk factors
Confirm follow-up plan
Mastitis in a nonlactating patient should be trea...
Grube BJ, Giuliano AE. Benign breast disease. In: Berek JS, ed. Berek & Novak's Gynecology. 14th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007:652–654.
610.1 Diffuse cystic mastopathy
610.2 Fibroadenosis of breast
610.9 Benign mammary dysplasia, unspecified
N60.19 Diffuse cystic mastopathy of unspecified breast
N60.29 Fibroadenosis of unsp...
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