Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by 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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