Breast hamartoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Palpable soft lesion subareolar left breast

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Left breast


Well circumscribed mixed density lesion left breast.


Typical ultrasound appearance of a breast hamartoma.

Case Discussion

The appearance on breast imaging depends on the relative amounts of fat and glandular tissue. Also known as the "salami" tumor due to the appearance on cut section after surgical excision. These are benign breast lesions.

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