fibrocystic breast disease

A common condition marked by benign (noncancerous) changes in breast tissue. These changes may include irregular lumps or cysts, breast discomfort, sensitive nipples, and itching. These symptoms may change throughout the menstrual cycle and usually stop after menopause. Also called benign breast disease, fibrocystic breast changes, and mammary dysplasia.

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  • fibrocystic breast disease — noun the presence of one or more cysts in a breast • Syn: ↑fibrocystic disease of the breast, ↑cystic breast disease, ↑cystic mastitis • Hypernyms: ↑disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fibrocystic breast changes — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing fibrocystic breast changes. H E stain. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Breast disease — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N60 N64 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • fibrocystic breast changes — A common condition marked by benign (noncancerous) changes in breast tissue. These changes may include irregular lumps or cysts, breast discomfort, sensitive nipples, and itching. These symptoms may change throughout the menstrual cycle and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cystic breast disease — noun the presence of one or more cysts in a breast • Syn: ↑fibrocystic breast disease, ↑fibrocystic disease of the breast, ↑cystic mastitis • Hypernyms: ↑disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • benign breast disease — A common condition marked by benign (noncancerous) changes in breast tissue. These changes may include irregular lumps or cysts, breast discomfort, sensitive nipples, and itching. These symptoms may change throughout the menstrual cycle and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • fibrocystic disease — fibrocystic breast disease, fibrocystic disease of breast a form of mammary dysplasia with formation of cysts of varying sizes containing a semitransparent, turbid fluid that imparts a brown to blue color (blue dome cyst) to the unopened cysts;… …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrocystic disease of the breast — noun the presence of one or more cysts in a breast • Syn: ↑fibrocystic breast disease, ↑cystic breast disease, ↑cystic mastitis • Hypernyms: ↑disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breast cancer — Classification and external resources Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a cancerous breast (right). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • fibrocystic disease of the breast — ▪ mammary gland also called  chronic cystic mastitis , or  cystic disease of the breast         noncancerous cysts (harmless swellings caused by fluid trapped in breast tissues) that often increase in size and become tender during the… …   Universalium

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