Ductal carcinoma in situ: segmental calcification

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Routine screening mammogram

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: Mammography

Segmental pleomorphic calcification in the inner lower left breast. 

Case Discussion

Just to emphasize once again: the individual morphology of the calcification is important but so is the distribution of the group. This is the segmental distribution of DCIS very well demonstrated. The distribution is in the distribution of the ducts running radially from the posterior aspect of the areola. 

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Case Information

rID: 19036
Case created: 3rd Aug 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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