Popcorn calcification within the breast

Last revised by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad on 3 Dec 2021

Popcorn calcification in the breast is the classical description for the calcification seen in involuting fibroadenomas which, as the name suggests, has a popcorn-like appearance. 


A fibroadenoma in the long run may degenerate and calcify. Initially, there are a few punctate peripheral microcalcifications. These, with time, become more dense and coarse finally giving rise to the classical popcorn appearance.

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