This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is fibroadenoma. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how fibroadenoma will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.
Question # 1
A 14 year old girl comes to the clinic because she noticed suspicious lump while doing a breast self exam. She is worried about malignancy because her mother passed away from lung cancer last year. She discovered the mass 3 days ago while taking a shower, and has noticed that it is slightly tender to the touch. She has no notable past medical history and does not take any medications. Her menses are regular, occurs every 28 days, and she began menarche at the age of 12. She explains that her next period is due in a few days. A physical exam reveals the presence of a 2.5 cm mass in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. There is not lymphadenopathy on exam. What is a possible diagnosis in this patient?
Page Updated: 11.25.2016