Symptomatic Benign Breast Cyst in a Young Male

Kheng, Hooi Chan and Wee, Yi Lim and Chang, Haur Lee and Siti Zubaidah Sharif and Firdaus Hayati and Nornazirah Azizan and Azlanudin Azman (2022) Symptomatic Benign Breast Cyst in a Young Male. Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences, 42. pp. 66-68. ISSN 1300-0292

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Simple breast cysts are benign lesions diagnosed in premenopausal women commonly presenting with a palpable breast lump. They are, however, extremely rare in males due to the absence of lobular tissue in the male breast. We report a case of a benign breast cyst in a 19-year-old male who presented with a left breast lump and nipple discharge. Clinical examination revealed a non-tender 2x2 cm mobile retro-areolar lump in the left breast with clear serous nipple discharge upon milking of the duct. Ultrasonography showed typical features suggestive of a simple breast cyst and fine needle aspiration cytology revealed epithelial cells of apocrine origin, thus confirming the diagnosis. We review the literature and discuss the approach to investigation of these uncommon lesions presented in males.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Breast cyst , Breast neoplasm , Cytological technique , Male , Ultrasonography
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC31-1245 Internal medicine > RC254-282 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 15:15
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 15:15

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