Fibrocystic disease of breast



fibrocystic disease of breast n.
A benign disease common in women in their thirties, forties, and fifties, marked by small fluid-containing cysts that form in one or both breasts and associated with stromal fibrosis and variable degrees of intraductal epithelial hyperplasia and sclerosing adenosis. Also called cystic disease of breast.

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