Breast masses in childhood and adolescence
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Breast masses are uncommon in the first two decades of life. 17 girls aged between 2 and 15 years who presented over a 5-year period are reviewed retrospectively. The cases comprised inflammation (11), asymmetrical gynaecomastia (1), precocious puberty (1), giant juvenile fibroadenoma (1), primary rhabdomyosarcoma (1), lymphoma (1), and metastatic neuroblastoma (1). Ultrasound was useful in all cases in identifying the abnormality and guiding any further investigation.
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