Breast hamartomas - Differential consideration in slow developing breast asymmetry

Sarah Cazorla, Candy Arentz

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Breast hamartoma is a relatively rare entity with an incidence of approximately 0.7% of benign breast masses. Hamartomas may become large and cause breast asymmetry. Hamartomas, although benign, have the potential for malignant transformation and should be treated or monitored closely when encountered especially if microcalcifications or speculated lesions are seen within the mass. The following cases demonstrate two of the largest documented harmartomas since they were recognized as distinct entities in the early 1970's. Proper referral to the appropriate specialists can result in earlier detection and resolution of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalJPRAS Open
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast mass
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Hamartoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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