Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammogram. No previous studies. No family history.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years

Heterogeneous cluster of microcalcifications centrally in the left breast.


Magnification view highly suggestive of DCIS. This is where magnification views are optimally useful.

Annotated image

The ultrasound images show the subtle lesion with visible microcalcifications (arrows). 

Case Discussion

This case was biopsied under ultrasound. DCIS confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 21407
Published: 20th Jan 2013
Last edited: 23rd Oct 2019
System: Breast
Tag: dcis
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included