A biopsy of these lumps usually reveals fibrosis, adenosis, epitheliosis and cyst formation.
It usually presents in the reproductive age of a women – 25 to 35 or 40 years.
The usual common presentation is as a breast lump or pain in the breast (mastalgia). The pain or lump may occur just before the menstrual periods and then disappear.
Sometimes it is not so much lump but an induaration or nodularity of the breast.This cyclical presentation is due to the influence of the sex hormones on the breast tissue of the women.
The whole spectrum of benign breast disease is now thought to be ‘Aberrations of Normal Development and Involution (ANDI).’
Malignant potential of Fibroadenosis is non existent except for a subtype of fibroadenosis called –
Atypical ductal or lobular epithelial hyperplasia (ADH or ALH)