DCIS right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

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Routine mammogram screening study

Patient Data

Gender: Female

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Case Discussion

Another illustration to show the segmental distribution of DCIS in the right breast.

Remember the distribution of the calcifications underestimates the extent of disease. The calcifications show the disease but not the margins of the tumour.

Before screening these were the cancers we missed. DCIS makes up probably 30% of the cancers we find in large screening series. The same percentage that screening reduces the mortality of breast carcinoma by.... coincidence?

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Case information

rID: 19037
Case created: 3rd Aug 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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