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Breast carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Hein Els


Pain in right axilla when playing golf. Palpable nodes right axilla. No prior breast imaging.

Patient Data

Age: 42
Gender: Female

Poorly circumscribed lesion supero-central in the right breast with no associated calcifications. Dense lymph node in the axilla.

Left breast imaging (not shown) is unremarkable


There is a lobulated hypoechoic lesion with poorly defined margins at the 12 o'clock position in the right breast. The axillary nodes are pathologically enlarged and the cortices are abnormally thickened. 

Case Discussion

Mammographic and ultrasoud findings highly suggestive of malignancy, i.e. BI-RADS V. Subsequent pathology proves malignancy in the breast lesion and axillary nodes. 

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Case information

rID: 33083
Published: 30th Aug 2015
Last edited: 5th Sep 2020
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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