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Fibrocystic Change : Gross Pathology

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The cut surface of fibrocystic change is characterized by variably-sized cysts scattered in fibrotic breast tissue. The cysts are filled with straw-colored to dark brown fluid. Given their appearance when intact, the larger cysts are referred to as blue dome cysts.

Image courtesy of: Rola Ali, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Pathology, Kuwait University, Kuwait; used with permission.

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