Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Routine screening.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Moderately fibroglandular breast parenchyma.

In the upper outer quadrant of the right breast there is a discrete region of architectural distortion (5cm diameter) with multiple, scattered pleomorphic micro-calcifications visible. This corresponds to the clinical palpable mass. Axillary nodes are noted on the mammogram, but have a benign appearance.
No discrete mass could be demonstrated on ultrasound.

The left breast is unremarkable.
Pathological right axillary adenopathy with microcalcifications.  
The skin contours and nipple profiles are smooth.  




Case Discussion

This is an example of a biopsy proven DCIS.

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Case information

rID: 28502
Published: 27th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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