BREAST LUMPS AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN A TERTIARY HEALTH FACILITY IN NORTH –CENTRAL NIGERIA: A FIVE YEAR REVIEW
Breast lumps are common reasons why majority of females irrespective of age
present to the surgical out-patient departments (SOPD). Breast lumps are either benign or
A greater percentage of breast lumps that present are benign but breast lumps evokes anxiety and
it is important to allay the fears of presenting with breast lumps.
Aim: To determine the frequency of breast lumps and their histopathological findings
Materials and Methods: The study was a five year retrospective review from January,2012 to
January,2017 of female patients who presented with breast lump, had excision/biopsy and
histology reports of biopsy samples.
Ethical clearance was obtained from the institutional review board. The demographic details,
symptom on presentation and histopathology result were documented and analyzed using epiinfo