Carcinoma right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


A 53 yr old woman feels a lump in her right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 53 years
Gender: Female

The value of tomosynthesis

This is the conventional MLO view right breast. Read as normal.


A small carcinoma of the right breast confirmed at biopsy.

Case Discussion

The point here is the original mammogram was not really that dense. The common wisdom seems to suggest that tomosynthesis will find lesions in the predominantly dense glandular breast. This case seems to suggest it may even be of value in less dense breasts. Remember its all about early diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 37989
Case created: 29th Jun 2015
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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