Ductal carcinoma in situ - segmental calcification

Case contributed by Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammogram

Patient Data

Gender: Female

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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