Dystrophic calcification within the breast

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 12 Feb 2021

Dystrophic calcifications within the breast are usually seen as small macrocalcifications with relatively smooth margins.

They are generally considered benign and can occur in a number of situations which include:

  • small macrocalcifications (>0.5 mm)
  • irregular morphology
  • smoothly marginated
  • coalescent

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