Ductal carcinoma in situ with invasive ductal component

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

The magnification MLO view of the left breast shows typical calcifications highly suggestive of DCIS. The calcifications have a linear distribution with differing densities and morphologies (pleomorphism). The distribution is limited to the upper outer quadrant of the breast. Note, the calcifications are projected over an area of increased density, which raises suspicion of an underlying mass.  

Ultrasound of the left breast showed this hypoechoic poorly circumscribed, solid, non compressible lesion contains micro calcification in the upper outer quadrant. No flow on doppler seen.

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Case information

rID: 18544
Published: 11th Jul 2012
Last edited: 23rd Oct 2019
System: Oncology, Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included