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Breast varix is, as the name suggests, varices in the breast that are focally dilated veins in the breast.
If varices are seen bilaterally then a cause for central venous obstruction (superior vena cava syndrome) could be the underlying etiology with the varices being a part of the collateral circulation.
- may not be visible if blood gets compressed
- anechoic, tubular mass
- compressible with probe compression
- doppler demonstrates flow within
- homogeneously hyperintense
- brilliant enhancement
- pulsation artifact
- demonstration of communication with a vein
Treatment and prognosis
- no treatment required
- may be removed for cosmetic reasons or if symptomatic
Thrombosis of the varix can occur, which can be painful.