Case No. 64

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Chief Complaint:

Breast Mass

Published: July 31, 2017
Author: jason.lopez

A 27year old female G0P0 presents for evaluation of a breast mass. She states she first noticed a mass to her left breast yesterday. She denies fevers, chills, and nipple discharge. The patient states her mother developed breast cancer at the age of 55 and she concerned that this mass could be malignant. The patient is otherwise healthy and has no medical problems. She does not take any medications regularly. She is not breast-feeding. On examination you palpate a firm mass with discrete margins. The mass has no fluctuance, is non-tender, and is mobile. The patient is concerned about the possibility of cancer.


What is the next best step for evaluation?

  • Obtain an ultrasound
  • Obtain a mammogram
  • Biopsy the lesion
  • Aspirate the lesion
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