Introduction: Breast masses with satellite adenopathies are a frequent reason for consultation, of various etiologies. Breast cancer, a major public health problem, remains the main obsession of the practitioner.
Goals: Describe the epidemiological and morphological profile of mammary masses with satellite adenopathies, and determine the prevalence of breast cancer in this context.
Patients and Methodology: A retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study from January 2012 to December 2016, based on the reports of patients who presented a breast mass associated with lymphadenopathy and cytological examination, in the laboratory of Pathological anatomy and cytology of Aristide le Dantec University Hospital.
Results: We counted 422 patients, of whom 98.8% were women. The study population was predominantly urban (53.6%). The average age was 38.5 years with extremes of 10 and 81 years. The consultation period was an average of 17 months. Lesions in favor of breast carcinoma accounted for 55.7% of cases and lymph node involvement was observed in 46.7% of cases. Inflammatory benign lesions (10.9%) were dominated by mastitis (42 cases or 9.9%). Noninflammatory benign lesions (29.1%) were predominantly epithelial and epithelio-conjunctive hyperplasias (20.8%)
Conclusion: Breast carcinoma constituted more than half of the breast mass with satellite lymphadenopathy causes, in the laboratory of Pathological anatomy and cytology of the University Hospital Aristide le Dantec.