Harmatoma of the Breast – Case Report

Authors: O. Hes 1;  B. Sůvová 2;  M. Hlaváčková 3;  P. Giebel 4;  Z. Kinkor 5
Authors‘ workplace: Šiklův patologicko-anatomický ústav, FN Plzeň, přednosta prof. MUDr. M. Michal 1;  Chirurgická klinika, FN Plzeň, přednosta prof. MUDr. V. Třeška, DrSc. 2;  Radiodiagnostická klinika, FN Plzeň, přednosta doc. MUDr. B. Kreuzberg, CSc. 3;  Odd. plastické chirurgie, FN Plzeň, prim. MUDr. V. Bursa 4;  Bioptická laboratoř, s. r. o., Plzeň, vedoucí prof. MUDr. A. Skálová, CSc. 5
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2006, 71, č. 4 s. 351-354
Category: Case Report


To describe rare hamartoma of the breast in a 31-year-old female.

Case report.

Department of Special Diagnostics ŠPAÚ, Charles University Hospital Pilsen.

Subject and method:
A 31-year-old female was examined for breast asymmetry. A huge tumor was revealed in right mammary gland using ultrasonography. Encapsulated tumor 10x10x10 cm was removed. Subsequent histological examination revealed breast hamartoma. The patient is alive and well without signs of disease one year after excision.

Hamartoma of the breast is a rare benign tumor. Diagnostics is very complicated and it is almost impossible to establish correct diagnosis preoperatively. A simple excision is a sufficient treatment with good curative effect.

Key words:
mammary gland, hamartoma, adenolipoma

Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

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