Chest x ray previous breast carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Previous carcinoma right breast

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Annotated images

Annotated images showing surgical clips. 

Surgical clips in the axillary tail of the right breast. Look at the lateral view carefully.

Case Discussion

20 years ago the right breast shadow would likely be absent or significantly distorted. These days the profile of the breast can be normal even after therapy. Early diagnosis of breast cancer makes minimally invasive therapy possible with cosmetically acceptable results. The smaller the breast cancer at the time of the diagnosis, the better the chance at survival. Small is better.

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Case information

rID: 22385
Published: 29th Mar 2013
Last edited: 20th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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