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Title: Breast Developmental Anomalies in Dormaa Municipality of Ghana: Prevalence and Impact on the Life of the Individual
Authors: Otupiri, E.
Agbenorku, P.
Fugar, S.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation Plastic Surgery International
Citation: Hindawi Publishing Corporation Plastic Surgery International Volume 2013, Article ID 140704
Abstract: Background. Breast developmental anomalies (BDAs) are abnormalities of breast tissue that arise during breast development. Some of the anomalies can have negative impact on the person’s life. This study seeks to assess the prevalence of BDA in the Dormaa Municipality in Ghana and its impact on the life of the individual. Materials and Methods. A descriptive study involving 500 female respondents aged between 11 and 25 years fromselected schools in theDormaaMunicipality using self-administered questionnaires and interviews. Results. From the study, it was found that the prevalence of BDA in the municipality was 12.8%. The commonest BDA was bilateral hypoplasia which accounted for 31.3% of the BDAs found in the study. Nine (14.1%) complained of the BDA affecting their lives with most being teased in school. Twenty-two (34.4%) girls out of the 64 with BDAs had a family member with a BDA. Conclusion. BDA is a worry; therefore, comprehensive educational programs for health workers and the general public are needed to increase awareness. Also, work should be done to include education on BDA when awareness is being raised about breast cancer and on the importance of breast self-Examination (BSE).
Description: This Article was published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation Plastic Surgery International Volume 2013, Article ID 140704
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9476
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