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Fat containing breast lesions

Fat containing breast lesions generally have some radiolucent component on mammography.


They are generally classified at BIRADS II lesions.

  • complex sclerosing lesion
    • looks like breast carcinoma, but often has a lucent center; usually 1-3 cm; at <1 cm these lesions have the same histology but are called radial scars and are not usually mammographically seen
Breast imaging and pathology
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Article information

rID: 13394
System: Breast
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Differential diagnosis of fat containing breast lesions
  • Differential diagnosis for a fat containing breast lesion
  • Fat containing breast lesion

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