Our aim is to describe 8 eponymous diseases of the breast, presenting a brief biography of the titular physician after whom the eponymous disease is named. We will illustrate the breast imaging findings with mammography, ultrasound and/or MRI for each condition.
Many medical conditions are named after the physicians credited with first describing them: eponymous diseases. But who were these physicians, when and how did they make their discovery and how do some of these affect the breast?
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
I Rosai Dorfman Syndrome (Sinus Histiocytosis with Massive Lymphadenopathy) Commonly presents as massive painless, bilateral cervical lymph node enlargement with fevers. Very rare: less than 1000 reported cases. Extra-nodal disease occurs in up to 25%, including central nervous system, eyes, skin, head and neck and .........breasts. Cause unknown; usually there is spontaneous regression of symptoms over time. A 55 year old woman with known Rosai Dorfman disease presented with a painless mass...
The history of medicine has been enriched by many distinguished individuals. This exhibit will give the viewer historical insight into the lives of some who have named diseases with manifestations in the breast. It will also enable the learner to recognise the typical imaging findings in these conditions, some of which are very rare.
P.L. Moyle , R. Sinnatamby Cambridge Breast Unit, Box 97 Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ. firstname.lastname@example.org
www.whonamedit.com Jakob Erdheim: Eminent Pathologist of Vienna. S Romm The American Journal of Dermatopathology 1987;9:447-450 Mondor's Disease of the Breast Sonographic and Mammographic Findings M K. Shetty and A B. Watson AJR 2001; 177:893-896