Vascular calcification in breast

Last revised by Dr Mostafa El-Feky on 24 Apr 2021

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 oriented in the direction of the duct towards the nipple-areolar complex.

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