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Endoscopic specimen pouch technique for removal of giant fibroadenomas of the breast

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
0022-3468
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
47
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.01.064
Keywords
  • Giant Fibroadenoma
  • Endoscopic Pouch

Abstract

Abstract Giant (juvenile or cellular) fibroadenoma of the breast is the most common tumor that present in adolescent girls. As benign tumors that can exceed 10 cm in diameter, giant fibroadenomas have historically necessitated large incisions to remove these masses, resulting in large unsightly scars. We describe the novel use of an endoscopic specimen pouch to facilitate the removal of these large tumors through minimal incisions in 3 patients. In follow-up, all 3 patients have had excellent cosmetic outcomes, no recurrences, and no postoperative complications.

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