Evaluation of Elastographic Features in Complex Fibroadenomas With Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

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Başara Akın I., Özgül H. A., Güray Durak M., Balcı P.

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, vol.40, no.8, pp.1709-1718, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jum.15534
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Compendex, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1709-1718
  • Keywords: complex fibroadenoma, elastography, shear wave elastography, strain elastography, ultrasound, SHEAR-WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY, ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY, CLINICAL-APPLICATION, BREAST-LESIONS, MANAGEMENT, US, DIAGNOSIS, WOMEN, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Fibroadenoma is the most common benign tumor of the breast, and complex fibroadenoma (CFA) is one of its variants. Of the fibroadenomas, 22% are CFAs, and in women with CFAs, the malignancy development is found to be higher than in women with noncomplex fibroadenomas. Although there is an increased risk of malignancy with CFAs, the imaging findings of CFAs are fundamentally similar to those of other variants of fibroadenomas. In the literature, B-mode ultrasound features of CFAs were reported in detail. To our knowledge, there is no study that has specifically described the elastographic findings of CFAs. This article aims to illustrate the elastographic features of CFAs and to correlate radiologic and histopathologic findings of different cases.