Breast hamartoma

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland


Palpable left breast mass.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Lower outer quadrant left breast mass (partially behind the nipple), which demonstrates a thin capsule and contains fat and breast parenchyma. 


Behind the left nipple is a mass with a thin capsule that has an echotexture similar to normal breast parenchyma. 

Case Discussion

Breast hamartomas are a benign and uncommon cause of a breast lump

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Case information

rID: 17061
Published: 13th Mar 2012
Last edited: 18th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included