This page is designed to organize content that is relevant to the topic of a adolescent female palpable breast mass. This term is used often in medicine, and it is important that we become as familiar as possible with it.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Before going any farther, let us make sure we clearly define the “medical problem”. A adolescent female palpable breast mass is a very self descriptive medical term. Defining what exactly an “adolescent” is can sometimes be subjective, however the spirit of this category is that it refers to patients who have undergone/are undergoing puberty and are seen in a pediatric setting.
This page is a subcategory of the broader topic of palpable breast mass.
WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
A palpable breast lump can be a benign condition, however can also be the warning signs of something more serious.
ORGANIZING THE DIFFERENTIAL
The differential diagnosis for an adolescent female palpable breast mass can be organized in a few different ways:
Now that the possible causes of an adolescent female palpable breast mass have been established, the focus can shift to how one would actually “work-up” a patient who presents with an adolescent female palpable breast mass.
Page Updated: 01.04.2016