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Multiple fibroadenomas of the breasts: a cause of monthly chest pain
  1. Jumpei Shibata1,
  2. Masahiro Fujii2,
  3. Takehito Kato1
  1. 1 General Surgery, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
  2. 2 Breast Surgery, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jumpei Shibata, General Surgery, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi 441-8570, Aichi, Japan; shibata-junpei{at}

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A 35-year-old woman reported of continuous bilateral chest pain lasting several years, aggravated by vibration or shaking and most intense during menstruation. The pain limited her daily activities. Physical examination revealed masses resembling rugged rocks in both breasts. Her medical and family histories were unremarkable, and she received no medication.

Ultrasonography revealed more than 100 oval-shaped, well-circumscribed tumours, each 5–30 mm. Each breast was 200×200×60 mm. Contrast-enhanced MRI revealed multiple tumours throughout the breasts on dynamic gradual enhancement and …

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  • Contributors All authors cared for the patient. JS wrote the initial draft. MF participated in the critical revision of the manuscript for intellectual content. TK verified whether the final manuscript was adequate for submission. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.