Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Post-menopausal woman screening.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Left breast

Calcifications visible centrally in a linear orientation. These calcifications were called benign BIRADS 2.


One year follow-up

Calcifications visible centrally in a linear orientation - increased. 

Case Discussion

As a general rule of thumb, any post-menopausal woman who develops anything in the breast should get extra scrutiny and careful thought.

The calcifications on last year's mammogram are not lobular, benign calcifications. The orientation, the differing densities and the individual morphologies are concerning even at the initial workup. On the follow-up, there is DCIS visible centrally in the left breast. Biopsy confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 19714
Published: 5th Oct 2012
Last edited: 9th Mar 2021
System: Oncology, Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included