IJCM  Vol.11 No.5 , May 2020
Epidemiological Pattern of Breast Diseases among Females in the South-Western Region, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Background: Breast diseases cover several conditions. The majority of breast diseases are noncancerous. Some of these lesions are clinically unremarkable, which needed minimal intervention. However, some symptoms may be of clinical value and attract the attention of both the patient and the attending physician, especially when they become persistent. The study aimed to assess the prevalence, pattern, types, and clinical profile of breast diseases among females in the South-western region, during the period from 2018-2020. Methods: A retrospective record-based descriptive approach was used through reviewing medical records of all cases with breast disease attended King Khalid Hospital during the period from January 2018 to January 2020. Data extracted throng pre-structured questionnaire. Results: The study included 211 cases whose ages ranged from 18 to 58 years old with a mean age of 28.9 ± 12.8 years. Breast mass was the most recorded complaint (95.1%) followed with breast pain (32%), skin changes. Benign findings based on the final pathology report were recorded for more than two thirds of the cases, with the most common finding were fibroadenoma. Excisional biopsy and modified radical mastectomy were the most reported surgical interventions. Conclusions: In conclusion, the study revealed that the majority of the cases had benign breast disease (BBD), where fibroadenoma was the most frequent.
Cite this paper: Alamri, A. , Alsareii, S. , Al-Wadei, H. , Al-Qahtani, A. , Sultan, S. , Alshamrani, S. , Almakrami, A. , Daiel, A. , Alyami, A. , Hommadi, A. and Ali, Y. (2020) Epidemiological Pattern of Breast Diseases among Females in the South-Western Region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11, 257-269. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2020.115027.

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