Should a PASH tumor be removed?

Should a PASH tumor be removed?

PASH is a benign breast condition that can present as either an abnormality on imaging or a palpable mass. Unless the lesion is suspicious or a patient has symptoms, a diagnosis of PASH on needle biopsy does not necessitate surgical removal.

How rare is PASH breast?

PASH is a rare condition. Research from the journal Breast Care notes that fewer than 200 cases have been reported since the late 1980s, when it was first identified.

Can PASH become cancerous?

PASH can sometimes be felt as a lump during a monthly self-breast exam, but is most often found during a routine mammogram. It can also be found during a biopsy for an unrelated breast condition. PASH is not cancer and it doesn’t increase your risk for developing breast cancer in the future.

Is PASH a high risk lesion?

PASH itself is a benign lesion not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

What causes PASH breast?

PASH is a benign (not cancer) breast condition. It’s more common in premenopausal women (women who haven’t been through the menopause), but can affect women of any age. PASH can also affect men, but this is rare. It’s not known what causes PASH, but it’s thought it might be linked to hormonal changes in the body.

How common is PASH breast?

Mostly made from collagen, which is also known as stromal cells, a PASH can often be felt as a lump during a routine breast exam. The first documented case of a PASH was in 1986. ‌PASH is found in 23% of all breast tissue. These non-cancerous lesions are common and most women have one at some point in their lives.

Is it normal for PASH to grow?

Although PASH is not an uncommon benign lesion of the breast, only a few cases of tumorous PASH causing rapidly growing breast enlargement have been reported [2].

What is the treatment for PASH?

Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) of the breast is a benign mesenchymal lesion with incidental histologic findings. Surgical excision is recommended as the treatment of choice for PASH, although the recurrence rates after excision range from 15% to 22%.

Can PASH be misdiagnosed?

PASH is sometimes misdiagnosed as a fibroadenoma. The major cause behind PASH is still not known, however, the risk of this rare disease is higher in women suffering from a benign fibrocystic breast problem. Most of the time, this condition shows no symptoms.

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