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What do scattered fibroglandular elements in a mammogram mean?

Breasts are made up of both glandular tissue and fibrous tissue. These normally present an even appearance in a mammogram. When the fibroglandular tisue is mentioned specifically, it means that some fibrous and glandular tissue are very close together forming fibroglandular elements. This is not significant. Many women have fibroglandular elements, scattered or otherwise. Sometimes these may be seen in only one view of the breasts and not in other views.

Clinically, the breasts may be felt lumpy and the fibroglandular tissues may produce pain when handled. No treatment is necessary.

 

 

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My mammogram says scattered fibroglandular elements present. What does that mean?

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 10 years ago.

Breasts are made up of both glandular tissue and fibrous tissue. These normally present an even appearance in a mammogram. When the fibroglandular tisue is mentioned specifically, it means that some fibrous and glandular tissue are very close together forming fibroglandular elements. This is not significant. Many women have fibroglandular elements, scattered or otherwise. Sometimes these may be seen in only one view of the breasts and not in other views.

Clinically, the breasts may be felt lumpy and the fibroglandular tissues may produce pain when handled. No treatment is necessary.

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