fibroadenoma excision is a surgical procedure in which a benign tumour called a fibroadenoma is removed from the breast. fibroadenomas are common in women under 30 and are typically not cancerous.
this procedure is typically recommended for women with a fibroadenoma that is causing discomfort or pain, or for those who are concerned about the appearance of the tumour. it is not typically necessary for those with small, asymptomatic fibroadenomas.
description of procedure
the procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia, with the patient awake but numb in the area being treated. the surgeon will make a small incision in the breast and remove the tumour. the incision will then be closed with sutures
course of recovery
the recovery period after fibroadenoma excision is generally fairly short. most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days, although they may need to take it easy for a week or so to allow the incision to heal properly.
there are potential complications with any surgical procedure, including infection, bleeding, and scarring. however, fibroadenoma excision is a fairly low-risk procedure, and complications are rare.