Breast areolar calcification

Case contributed by Dr Giorgio M Baratelli


Screening mammography

Patient Data

Age: 52 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: Mammography

The calcifications are typical benign and are developed within the Montgomery glands of the areola.

The woman is 52 years old and did not have surgery. The nipples are normal and no mass is present.

Case Discussion

They are a rare finding that must be differentiated from pleomorphic subareolar calcifications of intraductal carcinoma and from benign calcifications in the skin of the areola, secondary to surgery.

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Case Information

rID: 17869
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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