DCIS left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Asymptomatic woman screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Mammography

Mag views of confirmed DCIS left breast.

Case Discussion

You always see more of the calcification morphology with mag views. Don't try and cut corners with mag views and calcifications. Note the differing densities and morphologies and sharp points.

Initially with DCIS there may be more of a ductal orientation in the calcifications; this can be as important a clue to the pathology as the calcification morphology. This tends to get lost as the disease spreads locally.

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Case information

rID: 29273
Case created: 13th May 2014
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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