Large rod like breast calcification

Large rod like calcifications are benign calcifications seen within ectatic ducts.



Radiographic features

  • >1 mm in diameter
  • may have lucent centres (if calcium is only in walls of ducts)
  • branching pattern may be seen
  • radiation towards the nipple
  • diffuse
  • bilateral
  • at times difficult to differentiate from DCIS

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Article information

rID: 25777
System: Breast
Tag: breast, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Large rod like breast calcification

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