Breast lipoma

Case contributed by Adam Eid Ramsey, MD


Soft mass in the upper outer left breast for more than 20 years.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Fat containing mass is identified. 


A well-defined heterogenous mass surrounded by a capsule. 

Case Discussion

Breast lipomas are benign breast lesions that are classified as BIRADS II. Our patient was asymptomatic for 20 years before the diagnosis was made on a screening mammogram. The lesion is hypoechoic, isoechoic, and hyperechoic or heterogeneous in echogenicity. In a fatty breast, isoechoic tumors are sometimes more difficult to identify. 

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