Patient Satisfaction in the Complete Removal of Giant Breast Fibroadenoma under Vacuum-Associated Breast Biopsy Procedure


  • Monica Bellynda Department of General Surgeon, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Kristanto Yuli Yarso Department of Oncology Surgeon, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia



Fibroadenoma, VABB, Satisfaction


INTRODUCTION: Fibroadenomas are one of the most common benign tumors of the breast in the adolescent population. They account for 68% of all breast masses and 44–94% of all biopsied breast lesions. Fibroadenomas can range from asymptomatic masses to painful and rapidly growing tumors that can cause significant esthetic distortions of the breast. With breast examinations becoming common in women as young as their 20s, excision of benign breast tumors using vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) became more common. The VABB procedure with ultrasound guiding is still used for removal benign breast tumors.

CASE REPORT: A 24-year ago woman presents with complaints of a lump in the right breast for 3 years, the lump is slow growing. The mass diameter is about 6 cm and no ulcers. Ultrasound examination found a solid mass, firm boundaries, regular contours, mobile in the outer quadrant of the right breast, no specific microcalcification size 6.13 cm × 3.11 cm × 5.33 cm (BIRADS 4a). Core biopsy examination showed fibroadenoma mammae intracanalicular and pericanalicular. We used an 8G needle and got 458 slices about 100 g. After the procedure, a total removal is obtained by ultrasound examination from a previously existing mass of 6 cm.

CONCLUSIONS: The VABB procedure is very effective and efficient in removing breast fibroadenoma (benign lesion) and the results are satisfactory. The advantage of this procedure apart from the cosmetic aspect which does not leave any marks is also a high level of safety. From our case, we can take complete removal with a diameter of 6 cm, whereas in the previous literature, it can only remove a mass of 3–4 cm in size.


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Bellynda M, Yuli Yarso K. Patient Satisfaction in the Complete Removal of Giant Breast Fibroadenoma under Vacuum-Associated Breast Biopsy Procedure. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 28 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];9(C):40-2. Available from:



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