Breast lumps can be the result of a wide number of conditions, including the following:

  • Cystic lesions that may be due to breast abscess, fibrocystic disease, cystsarcoma phylloides (serocystic disease), galactocele, and hydatid cysts.
  • Solid lesions that may due to developing breast abscess, antibioma, fibroadenoma, giant fibroadenoma, intraductal papilloma, tuberculosis lymphoma, neurofibrom, or carcinoma of breast


  • Haemoglobin, white blood count, packed cell volume
  • Triple assessment (history and physical examination, FNA, mammography)
  • Abdominal ultrasound


Identify primary pathology and treat.