An: 2020, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 4
LACTATING ADENOMA – IMAGING FINDINGS
Manuela Ursaru, D. Negru, Irina Jari - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iassy, Department of Surgery II
A.H. Nedelcu, C.I. Stan, Andreea Luduşanu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iassy, Department of Morfofunctional Science I
Paloma Manea - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iassy, Departament of Medical I
LACTATING ADENOMA – IMAGING FINDINGS (Abstract). Breast pathology associated with pregnancy and lactation is varied. Knowledge of the imaging aspects of breast lesions during this period (lactating adenomas, galactocele, fibroadenoma, breast neoplasm) is essential for subsequent therapeutic conduct. The study aims to assess the contribution and limits of imaging methods useful in the diagnosis of these pathologies. Material and method: Between January 2018 and March 2020, 38 patients in second and third trimesters of pregnancy, and respectively in the first postpartum year, were imagistically evaluated (ultrasound, MRI). The patients presented to the doctor for a palpable, painless breast nodule. Results: The most frequent diagnosed lesions were: galactocele (26 patients), lactating adenoma (10 patients), phyllodes tumor (one patient) and breast neoplasm (one patient). Conclusions: Lactating adenoma and galactocele were the most common lesions encountered. Breast ultrasound is the imaging method of firstintention in assessing the lesions that occur during pregnancy and lactation. In doubtful cases, breast MRI is indicated, followed by apuncture biopsy.
Key words: LACTATING ADENOMA, BREAST ULTRASOUND, BREAST MRIFull text