Malignancy in Females Presenting to A Surgical OPD with Breast Lumps in Our Population
Sajad Hussain Qureshi, Shahnawz Abro, Faiza Hameed, Jamshed Bashir, Shahzad Asfandyar Haider
Objective: To assess the frequency pattern of breast diseases presenting as breast lumps in a surgical out patients and to find out the age related frequency of malignancy in these cases.
Methodology: This cross sectional study took place at the department of general surgery, Peoples University of medical and Health Sciences for women Nawabshah; in the course of 2 year during Feb 2011 and Feb 2013. All fresh female cases of breast lumps arriving at outpatient department were investigated for breast lumps in order to establish histopathological diagnosis. Data was collected via study proforma.
Results: Total 277 cases of breast lumps were investigated for the malignancy and the mean age of study subjects was 37.52+14.79 years. Most of the cases 210(75.8%) had benign lesion and 67(24.2%) cases were observed as malignant. Frequency of benign and malignant lesions was statistically significant according to age (p-0.001).
Conclusion: Malignancy was observed among 24.2% of women presented with breast lumps and it was found to be more common in women aged above 30 years.
Key words: Breast, Lump, Malignancy