Dr. Rimsha Sadia Bukhari, Dr. Atika Tahir, Dr. Saima Mushtaq, Dr. Farooq Azam Qureshi, Dr. Zardad Khan
Objective: To perform histological analysis of breast lumps. Study Design: A prospective histopathological study. Place and Duration: In the West Surgical department of Mayo Hospital Lahore for one year duration from June 2017 to June 2018. Methodology: A prospective histopathological study was performed on 161 consecutive patients. Incisional biopsy, lumpectomy or mastectomy was performed in these patients with lump in the breast and a histological analysis was performed in the histopathology laboratory. Results: According to the study, 30 years old and 97 cases did not show any malignant neoplasms; However, with the increase in age, it was observed that less than one in four cases was malignant between the ages of 31 and 40 and in four cases there was an increase in incidence. 1 out of 4 cases between the ages of 41-50 and 51-60 has malignancy. 61-70 years of age showed one out of three cases, while two of the three cases were between 71 and 80 years were malignant. Fibroadenoma was the most common benign tumor and infiltrated ductal carcinoma was the most common malignant tumor in our study. Conclusion: Most of the lumps in the breast were benign and malignant in 1 out of 10. However, it is unlikely that malignancy will be below than 30 years of age; However, after 40 years of age, the likelihood of malignancy rises to a quarter and this emphasizes the need for detection methods for women over 40 years of age. Fibroadenoma was the most common breast lesion in women under 30 years of age. Key words: Breast lumps, biopsy, sequential analysis.