Benign Disorders and Diseases of the Breast: Concepts and Clinical Management

Alex S. Tulsky, MD
JAMA. 1990;263(3):463. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440030152047.
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Because the specter of carcinoma of the breast has cast such a long shadow over our land, indeed over the entire Western Hemisphere, we have been inundated with such a spate of books and articles in the medical and lay press and other media that we have lost sight of the fact that the vast majority of complaints and disorders related to the breast are actually benign in nature. So it is with great pleasure that I suggest you look carefully at a slim tome that addresses itself entirely to benign disorders and diseases of the breast.

It is a thoughtfully planned book that appropriately includes the embryology, gross and microscopic anatomy, and physiology of the breast so that one may better understand what the authors refer to as "ANDI"—aberrations of normal development and involution. How else can one understand its disorders? It is on this basis that they properly


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