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Disorders of the Breast

  • Mary L. Brandt
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Abstract

Lesions of the breast in the pediatric population are relatively common and nearly always benign. The problems seen by a pediatric surgeon fall into four major categories: developmental, inflammatory/infectious, traumatic, and neoplastic. Many pediatric breast lesions do not require surgical intervention. When surgery is indicated, the overriding principles of pediatric breast surgery include: preservation of developing tissue, periareolar access whenever possible, and adequate resection based on pathology.

Keywords

Breast Tissue Phyllode Tumor Nipple Areola Complex Nipple Discharge Prepubertal Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryBaylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

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