Breast hamartoma - breast within a breast appearance

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Right breast mass feeling.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

A well-circumscribed oval shaped inhomogeneous mass is noted at lower central portion of right breast, surrounded by a thin capsule, comprising of both fat and soft-tissue densities (both radiolucent and radiodense components - "breast within a breast"  or a "slice of sausage" appearance).

A well-circumscribed oval shaped inhomogeneous mass is noted at lower central portion of right breast, surrounded by a thin capsule, comprising of both fat and soft-tissue densities (both radiolucent and radiodense components - "breast within a breast"  or a "slice of sausage" appearance), marked by arrows.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of breast hamartoma which is a benign breast lesion.They are typified by a "breast within a breast" appearance on mammogram.

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