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Fibrocystic Breast Disease

"Fibrocystic Breast Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A common and benign breast disease characterized by varying degree of fibrocystic changes in the breast tissue. There are three major patterns of morphological changes, including FIBROSIS, formation of CYSTS, and proliferation of glandular tissue (adenosis). The fibrocystic breast has a dense irregular, lumpy, bumpy consistency.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fibrocystic Breast Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fibrocystic Breast Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 41 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1999
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