Suture calcification in breast
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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.
Sutural calcification may be seen as:
- smooth, linear or curvilinear calcification forming loops
- calcified knots: can be a characteristic feature