Obstetrics/GynecologyReview Article

Benign Breast Conditions

Andrea M. Bodine, MD; Brian Holahan, OMS IV; and Alyssa Mixon, DO
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Received: June 14, 2017

Accepted: July 12, 2017

Published: December 1, 2017

J Osteopath Med; 117(12): 755-760

Breast masses and nipple discharge are common symptoms that lead women to seek medical care. Many of the findings on subsequent examination are benign. When evaluating a patient who presents with breast masses or nipple discharge, it is useful to take a holistic approach to evaluating the patient, including a detailed history, structural and directed physical examination, and, if indicated, laboratory studies, diagnostic imaging, and biopsy. The goal of this review is to assist physicians in understanding the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of benign breast conditions.

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