Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine mammogram, right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Annotated image

Small grouping heterogeneous calcification high up in the right breast (arrow).

Case Discussion

The calcifications are scattered and heterogeneous with a subtle density suggesting a mass. This turned out to be a small focus of DCIS.

The small lesion high up anteriorly is a small intramammary lymph node. The other calcifications are liponecrotic.

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Case information

rID: 19784
Published: 11th Oct 2012
Last edited: 20th Oct 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included