Fibrocystic disease of breast – pathology and pictures
- Dyshormonal Fibrocystic changes cause breast ducts dilatation up to formation of large cysts.
- Some of them are covered with cylindrical epithelium, resembling the epithelium of sweat glands – hydro-adenoid metaplasia, others and more often with cubic epithelium showing signs of histological accommodation.
- Lumens of the glands are filled with homogenous pink substance.
- Ducts are surrounded by rich of collagen connective tissue. There can be found scant infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells.