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December 29, 1975

Size of Mammary Lumps

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AT&T Long Lines Kansas City, Mo

JAMA. 1975;234(13):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260260025014

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To the Editor.—  I would agree with everything in the recent MEDICOLEGAL ROUNDS article concerning treatment of mammary lumps (233:559,1975) except the opinion that a lump the size of a pullet egg is a small breast lump. A pullet egg might be small when compared to Grade A Large, but it certainly is of substantial size when found in a breast. Also, why in this day and age do we continue to describe all lumps in comparison with some food item instead of giving an accurate estimate of size?