Bilateral calcified oily cysts

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Pioli Resende

Presentation

Routine mammography exam.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
Mammography

Multiple calcified oily cysts identified in the anterior and middle third of the breasts. Characteristic findings of steatonecrosis.

Case Discussion

Fat necrosis within the breast is a benign inflammatory process that tends to calcify in its late evolution. 

Exam classified as BI-RADS II. 

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D. and Dr. Flávia de Freitas Rodrigues.

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