Breast Fibroadenoma

Fibroadenomas are the most common benign (not cancerous) tumors of the breast, composed of fibrous and glandular tissue .It mainly affects girls and women between 15 and 35 years of age. In 90% of the cases the neoplasm affects only one breast, in 9.3% this can be in both breasts, while in 9.4% there could be multiple lumps.

The standard method to remove fibroadenomas is by surgical operation, while the patient is under anesthesia and stays in  hospital for at least 1 day. After this operation a scar / scars are usually left and they are often the cause of breast deformation.

The modern medicine, however, offers a completely new, non-invasive treatment of fibroadenoma - by using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

The HIFU-center to the St. Marina Hospital in Pleven, Bulgaria, for the first time in Eastern Europe offers  this modern, non-invasive and patient-friendly method.


  1. 100% non-invasive procedure – no surgical excisions
  2. No scars left on the breast
  3. Does not cause a deformation to the breast
  4. Does not require general anesthesia. During the procedure, the patient is only lightly sedated. 
  5. No  blood loss and risk of infection
  6. It is a completely  harmless (non-ionizing) procedure for the patients, doctors and the environment
  7. It is out-patient procedure - no hospitalization is required. The treatment usually lasts for about 40 minutes and the patient can leave the hospital several hours after it.

N.B.  To qualify for HIFU treatment, the fibroadenoma must:

  • Be cytologically verified
  • Be visible with ultrasound
  • Be larger than 1 cm
  • Be felt upon palpation