ASOMA GUIDE for Managing Breast Pain

Rijuta Aphale, Anita Dhar, Sandeep Kumar, Chintamani, Ismail Jatoi, Amit Goyal, Anurag Srivastava

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The breast pain or mastalgia is the commonest presenting symptom to a breast clinic. It is estimated that about 60 to 70% of all patients visiting breast clinic suffer from mastalgia. In majority of women, mastalgia is a manifestation of “aberration in normal development and involution” (ANDI). It is considered to arise from disturbed hormonal interplay between hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, and the ductolobular tissue of the breast. The present guide has been prepared by a group of experts in the field who are members of Asian Society of Mastology (ASOMA) and who represent the practice in USA (I.J.), Great Britain (A.G.), and Asia (S.K., A.D. C.M. A.S., R.A.)The proposed management algorithm should serve all women across different continents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-712
Number of pages11
JournalIndian Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • ANDI
  • Breast pain
  • Cyclical mastalgia
  • Management guide
  • Mastalgia
  • Non-cyclical mastalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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