Category Archives: Breast Mass

Variable Sonographic Appearances of Galactocoeles

March 21, 2017, I encountered a 29-year-old lactating female with a left breast mass of about 3-4 cm.  She noted the mass one month before giving birth (November 2017).  An ultrasound was done in January 2017 which showed 2-cm solid … Continue reading

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Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

Phyllodes tumor of the breast is a benign newgrowth of the breast which usually rapidly increases in size. The mass usually contains fleshy and cystic areas which have led to its original name being used (cystosarcoma phyllodes – cysto = … Continue reading

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Value-based Health Care Services for Breast Mass Excision Using PhilHealth Case Rate – CM

Value-based Health Care Services for Breast Mass Excision Using PhilHealth Case Rate Benign Breast Mass Excision PhilHealth Case Rate (Hospital – P5500) Fit the total expenses of operation to the case rate (P5500) and yet producing good outcomes (no complications) … Continue reading

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Mode of Discovery of Palpable Dominant Breast Masses in Filipino Women

In 2012, I made a survey of the mode of discovery of a palpable dominant breast mass among Filipino women. I made a survey on 30 consecutive Filipino female patients who saw me in my clinic consulting for a breast mass and … Continue reading

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Palpate for a dominant breast mass

When palpating the breasts to see if there is a lump or a mass that will be a cause for alarm, look for a dominant breast mass. One has to differentiate between lumpy or nodular breast surface and a true lump … Continue reading

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An Experience with a Patient with a Breast Problem

Once you feel a breast lump, consult a breast specialist as soon as possible. Once you feel a breast lump, you feel anxious.  You fear that it may be a cancer. Consult a breast specialist right away who may help … Continue reading

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Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

A 39-year-old female with history of breast mass excision 4 months prior.  The histopathology report during this time was fibroadenoma.  A month postop, there was a recurrence of a mass on the same breast.  The mass was observed to be … Continue reading

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