Breast abscess

Case contributed by Dr Ayla Al Kabbani


Pain and swelling in the right breast in a non-breast feeding mother.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

The breasts are heterogeneously dense, which may obscure small masses (composition C).

A big, oval mass with obscured margins and density equal to the fibroglandular tissue is seen in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast.


The ultrasound (not shown) revealed a complex cyst, so puncture aspiration was done.


Pathology reveals a breast abscess.

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Case information

rID: 72622
Published: 3rd Dec 2019
Last edited: 9th Aug 2020
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Damascus University - Faculty of Medicine