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Volume 2, Number 6, December 2011, pages 279-283

Fibroadenoma of the Axilla in A Patient With Macroprolactinoma


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Ultrasonography of the left axilla showing a clearly circumscribed homogeneous solid nodule of 2.6 x 1.4 cm.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Cranial MRI sagittal view showing a macroadenoma of pituitary gland measuring 12 x 11 x 10 mm in diameter.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Excision of the nodule in axilla.


Table 1. Reported Cases of Fibroadenoma of the Axilla
YearStudyPatient age (years)SideSize (cm)Presence of a nipple or areolaSpecial condition
ND: Not documented.
2000Aughsteen et al [11]28RightNDND-
2005Coras et al [1]23Right2.0 x 2.0No-
2005Conde et al [9]39Right1.2No-
2006Ciralik et al [12]23NDNDND-
2007Yarak et al [13]33Right3.0 x 3.0 x 2.1NoCyclosporine-A therapy post renal transplantation
2008Odike et al [14]34RightNDND-
2010Sawa et al [4]41Right3.8No-
2010Gentile et al [8]58Bilateral5.0 x 6.5 (left)
5.5 x 6.0 (right)
2010Senatore et al [15]21Left3.0No-
2010Darwish et al [16]35Right3.0NoCyclosporine-A therapy post renal transplantation
2011Present case30Left2.6 x 1.7 x 1.4NoMacroprolactinoma and high serum prolactin levels