Breast Adenosis Definition


Breast Adenosis:

A chronic disorder comprising three variants which range from lesions consisting primarily of an overgrowth of fibrous tissue to those characterized by dominance of the proliferation of the epithelial parenchyma to a form of dysplasia characterized by both stromal and epithelial hyperplasia with the formation of cysts.

Synonym: adenosis of breast, mammary dysplasia, fibrocystic mastopathy, fibrocystic disease of breast, cystic mastitis, cystic mastitides, cystic disease of breast, breast fibrocystic disease, breast dysplasia, breast cysts, breast cystic disease, breast cyst.