a common condition, occurring especially among middle-aged women, characterized by the presence of one or more benign breast cysts, which may become swollen and painful.
- 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.
- Fibrocystic disease of pancreas
fibrocystic disease of pancreas n. See cystic fibrosis.
fibrocystoma fi·bro·cys·to·ma (fī’brō-sĭ-stō’mə) n. A benign neoplasm, usually derived from glandular epithelium, characterized by cysts within a conspicuous fibrous stroma.
fibrodysplasia fi·bro·dys·pla·sia (fī’brō-dĭs-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n. Abnormal development of fibrous connective tissue.