1. To recognize the category of inflammatory breast disease and to compare these diseases with inflammatory breast cancer 2. To review the radiologic findings and clinical manifestation of inflammatory breast disease 3. To introduce US-guided treatment of breast abscess
Introduction of inflammatory breast disease and review of radiologic findings and clinical manifestation with practical example of mammography andultrasound. Categorization of inflammatory breast disease and differential diagnosis from the inflammatory breast cancer Introduction of US-guided abscess treatment and comparision with traditional surgical treatment
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
I. Pyogenic mastitis and abscess Clinical manifestation : pain and erythema Radiologic findings Mammography : not useful (US: ideal imaging) Mastitis: diffuse or focal skin and trabecular thickening from breast edema Abscess: Ill-defined noncalcified mass US findings of mastitis Decreased parenchymal echogenicity or increased fat echogenicity Skin thickening Increased vascularity on color Doppler Reactive or enlarged axillary LNs Dilated lymphatics. US findings of breast abscess Round, oval,...
Radiologists should be knowledgeable in imaging findings in each category of inflammatory breast disease. In the evaluation of inflammatory breast disease, radiologist should keep in mind the possibility of breast cancer. In breast abscess, US-guided treatment can be alternative to traditional surgical treatment.
Sung Hee Park M.D. Department of Diagnostic Radiology Gachon University Gil Hospital Incheon, South Korea Email : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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