Fibrolipoma of the breast is a benign formation that occurs from the fatty tissue of the breast. Fibrolipoma can appear on any organs containing adipose tissue. Many people mistakenly believe that they appear only in full people. But in fact, the growth of fibrolipoma does not depend on the state of the organism. Education can appear even in people with a lack of weight, and still will gain fat and gradually expand. Seals have different shapes, they occur both single and multiple.
- The seal has a soft consistency, but becomes more dense when it grows strongly. Depending on the prevalence of fat or fibrous tissue, lipofibromas and fibrolipomas are isolated. If there is a profuse development of blood vessels, the tumor takes the form of angiolipoma, in the presence of smooth muscle fibers - myolipoma, and with mulled tissue - myxolipoma.
- Fibrolipomes rarely degenerate into liposarcomas, that is, cancers, but can contribute to the development of malignant diseases in the mammary gland. If the seal becomes large, this leads to a shift in the surrounding tissues and deformity of the breast. It is the presence of a cosmetic defect - this is the main indication for surgical treatment. The operation is performed and with suspicions of breast cancer, due to the large size of the compaction and its intensive growth.
- If the formation is formed deep in the tissues of the mammary gland, it is not always possible to detect it on palpation. In such cases, the tumor does not cause painful symptoms or complaints in the patient. And it is revealed by chance, when passing the examination from a mammologist (mammography, ultrasound).
Symptoms of fibrolipoma of the breast do not have a strong expression, so when palpation and self-examination of the breast, it is not always possible to identify pathology. But if the tumor grows, it leads to deformity of the gland and the symptomatology of the neoplasm is visible to the naked eye. As a rule, fibrolipoma develops in the deep layers of tissue, but sometimes skin changes, that is, cosmetic defects of the disease, are visible on the surface of the breast.
Fibrolipoma is a pathology that is characterized by a prolonged course and the transformation of healthy tissues into fibrin fibers of connective tissues. There is a high risk of calcium salts being deposited in the tumor tissue. In this case, the neoplasm causes pain and discomfort when wearing a bra. With this symptomatology, fibrolipoma must be removed, as other types of tumor formations may arise against its background. If the blood vessels grow into the tumor, it leads to its transformation into angiolipoma, operative treatment of which is accompanied by severe bleeding.