Hyperechoic breast lesions

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 16 Apr 2020

There are a number of lesions that appear hyperechoic on ultrasound. Such lesions can be either completely or partly hyperechoic and include both benign and malignant entities.

Benign
Malignant
  • rarely some breast cancers can appear hyperechoic 2: may be related to tumor heterogeneity in cellularity such as cribriform pattern, tubular structure, solid nests and a scirrhous pattern of cancer cells

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: breast hemangioma
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  • Case 2: fibroadenolipoma
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