sclerosis of breast tissue

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With the advent of breast screening, areas of excessive fibrosis or sclerosis that occur in the breast following stromal involution have become significant because on mammography their appearance mimics cancer.

A number of terms are used to describe fibrotic breast lesions including:

  • sclerosing adenosis
  • radial scars
  • complex sclerosing lesions
  • sclerosing papillomatosis
  • duct adenoma
  • infiltrating epitheliosis

Excision biopsy is often required to obtain a diagnosis.

Last reviewed 01/2018