To identify benign lesions that share malignant features in imaging findings To describe the various causes of benign breast lesions that may mimic carcinoma in imaging findings To get to the correct diagnosis and to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention To be familiar with these benign lesions for more appropriate diagnostic approach
This exhibit aims to do a pictorial review of the imaging findings of carcinoma-mimicking benign breast lesions. These presentation include fatty necrosis, diabetic mastopathy, adenosis, sclerosing adenosis, ruptured inflammed cyst, inflammation with abscess, granulomatous mastitis, fibroadenoma, fibroadenomatous mastopathy, apocrine metaplasia.
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CASE 1. F/27 PALPABLE MASS in LLMQ Irregular shape Partially indistinct margin Taller than wide Lack of vascularity 1. FATTY NECROSIS Asymptomatic or palpable Usually result of injury to breast fat US findings Acute phase: increased echogenicity d/t edema Subacute phase: complex cystic phase Late phase (after18months): calcified wall, thick walled or even solid Color Doppler - Internal flow increases concern for recurrent tumor - May see flow in granulation tissue within 6months CASE 2. F/47...
Benign breast lesions somtimes have malignant features in imaging and to be familiar with these benign lesions mimicking breast malignancy can be helpful for radiologists to plan appropriate diagnostic approach.
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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