Breast Mass

Chapter

Abstract

A breast mass is one of the most common presenting complaints evaluated by surgeons in their offices daily. Obviously, both patient and physician are concerned about cancer. Yet, the differential diagnosis is wide and the determination of etiology is often challenging. The likelihood of a variety of etiologies depends on the age and menopausal status of the patient. Therefore, appropriate diagnosis depends on a careful history, physical examination, imaging techniques, and tissue diagnosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School, University of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA

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