Role of LHRH analogue in cases of refractory mastalgia
Keywords:Mastalgia, Complete estrogen blockade. GNRH analogue.
Background: Mastalgia is the commonest cause of visit to the breast clinic. The present study was conducted to assess the efficacy of complete estrogen
blockade (CEB) with centchroman and LHRH analog goserelin in the treatment of refractory mastalgia. Aim: To study the effect of LHRH
analogue in refractory mastalgia and to increase pain free period in patients with refractory mastalgia. Methods: This is a prospective cohort
study conducted in the Dept.Of Gen.Surgery IGIMS ,Patna over a period of six months.The reduction of pain score ( as measured by a visual
analog scale (VAS) recorded on a breast pain chart ) to 3 or less at 6 weeks of initiation of treatment was taken as primary objective. Results:
Fifty patients were enrolled in the study. The mean age of the patients was 28 years (15–45 years). The median duration of symptoms was 6 months
(4–8). All of them had bilateral mastalgia. The mean pain score at start of study was 7. Conclusion: Complete estrogen blockade by means of GNRH
analogue is safe and effective for treatment of refractory mastalgia.
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