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fibrocystic condition of the breast

 

Definition: a benign disease common in women of the third, fourth, and fifth decades characterized by formation, in one or both breasts, of small cysts containing fluid that may appear as blue dome cysts; associated with stromal fibrosis and with variable degrees of intraductal epithelial hyperplasia and sclerosing adenosis.

Synonym(s): cystic hyperplasia of the breast

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