Year : 2014 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 47 - 48  

Case Reports
Fibroadenoma with Spontaneous Infarction: An Unusual Case.

Divyagna Thatikonda1, Indira Velagandla2, Mahesh Kumar Kandukuri3, Sudhir kumar Vujhini4

1Asst. Professor, 2Professor and Head, 3Asst. Professor, 4Assosciate professor, Dept. of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.


Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumors in young women. Infarction is rarely observed in fibroadenomas and when present, it is usually associated with pregnancy or lactation. Spontaneous infarction is an uncommon complication of fibro adenoma of the breast. Although infarction following fine needle aspiration (FNA) has been reported in the literature, infarction encountering on first time aspiration is very rare. Lack of knowledge of this entity may lead to a false diagnosis of inflammatory lesion like mastitis and carcinoma on cytology smears. In young patients with breast lumps, if the aspirated material is necrotic, the probable diagnosis of spontaneous infarction should always be kept in mind. Viable fibroadenomatous tissue should be searched for in the FNA smears.

Key words: Fibroadenoma, Infarction, Breast tumors

Corresponding Author: Dr. Divyagna T, Dept. of Pathology, MallaReddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh E mail :


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