Suture calcification in breast

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

Suture calcification in breast can be seen after a lumpectomy and/or radiation therapy. It is theorized that tissue damage from radiation therapy delays the resorption of the suture. The residual suture material is thought to act as a nidus for calcification.

Radiographic features

Mammography

Sutural calcification may be seen as:

  • smooth, linear or curvilinear calcification forming loops
  • calcified knots: can be a characteristic feature

Breast imaging and pathology
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Article Information

rID: 13946
System: Breast
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Suture calcifications in breast
  • Suture calcifications in breast tissue
  • Suture calcification in breast tissue
  • Sutural calcification in breast
  • Sutural calcification in the breast

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