Vascular calcification in breast

Dr Tom Foster and Radswiki et al.

Vascular calcifications in the breast are calcifications associated with blood vessels.  

They are most often seen in postmenopausal women with arteriosclerotic heart disease. 

Results due to calcified atherosclerotic plaques in the arterial walls.

Vascular calcifications are typically seen as dense, linear, parallel, circuitous or tram-track like calcifications. There are usually not orientated in the direction of the duct towards the nipple-areolar complex.

Breast imaging and pathology
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rID: 13945
System: Breast
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vascular calcification in breast tissue
  • Vascular calcifications in breast tissue

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