Bleeding breast mass in a prepubertal child: Benign or malignant? An unusual case of bleeding juvenile fibroadenoma

Johann Paulo S. Guzman, Leandro L. Resurreccion, Marcus Lester R. Suntay, Alvin B. Caballes


Malignancy is often suspected in a rapidly growing bleeding breast mass. In the pediatric population, where the majority of tumors are benign, these masses can have clinical presentations that mimic malignant tumors. This is a case of an eleven year old prepubertal female with a huge bleeding breast mass who underwent mastectomy with final histopathology showing giant fibroadenoma. The patient and her relatives were reassured of the benign nature of her disease. We report an uncommon benign condition in children which can be mistaken for a malignant condition often seen in adults. We also present a review on different breast conditions in the pediatric age group and its management.

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