Carcinoma left breast

Case contributed by Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammogram

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Routine screening mammogram in a patient with no previous breast imaging.

The pertinent observation is the abnormally dense node on the left MLO view. It should catch your eye immediately. The second observation is the subtle increased density of the MLO view left breast over the left pectoral muscle compared to the right side.

Case Discussion

Stage IV breast carcinoma. Node abnormality can be size or density-related. The node was positive for metastatic cells on FNA.

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