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Vascular calcification in breast

Vascular calcifications in the breast are calcifications associated with blood vessels.  

Epidemiology

They are most often seen in post menopausal women with arteriosclerotic heart disease. 

Pathology

Results due to calcified atherosclerotic plaques in the arterial walls.

Associations

Radiographic features

Mammography

Vascular calcifications are typically seen as dense, linear, parallel, circuitous or tram-track like calcifications. There are usually not oriented in the direction of the duct towards the nipple-areolar complex.

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