Cooper's disease

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A disease characterised by multiple, benign cystic growths in the breast.

Description

A disease characterised by multiple, benign cystic growths in the breast. The cysts are brown to blue, up to 5 mm in diameter, are filled with fluid showing through a smooth membrane lining. Occur in women. Onset between 30 and 35 years of age. The disturbance is caused by hyperplasia of the ductal epithelium and cystic dilatation of the ducts.

Bibliography

  • A. P. Cooper:
    Illustrations of the Diseases of the Breast. London, Longman, Rees & Co., 1829.
    Cooper here refers to this condition as “hydatid disease”.
  • P. Reclus:
    La maladie kystique des mamelles.
    Bulletin de la Société anatomique de Paris, 1883, 58: 428-433.
  • C. Schimmelbusch:
    Das Cystadenom der Mammae.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1892, 44: 117-134.
  • J. C. Bloodgood:
    The pathology of chronic cystic mastitis of the female breast, with special consideration of the blue-dome cyst.
    Archives of Surgery, Chicago, 1921, 3: 445-452. Senile parenchymatous hypertrophy of female breast.
    Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Chicago, 1906, 3: 721-730.
    Bloodgood’s theory of the causation of chronic mastitis.
  • G. L. Cheatle, M. Cutler:
    Cystipharous desquamative epithelial hyperplasia. (Chronic cystic mastitis, «maladie kystique des mammelles» or Reclus disease, benign cystic disease, senile parenchymatous hypertrophy [Bloodgood]-Schimmelbusch’s disease, fibroadenomatosis [Semb.]
    In their: Tumours of the Breast. Their Pathology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment. London, Arnold, 1931.

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