Fat necrosis left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Previous infiltrating ductal carcinoma left breast. Treated with lumpectomy and radiation.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Mammography

Post surgical distortion centrally in the left breast.

Mammography

The patient now has the typical curvilinear peripheral calcifications associated with fat necrosis.

Ultrasound

Fat necrosis on ultrasound. Don't be alarmed by the protean  the appearance of fat necrosis on ultrasound; invariably the history and mammogram will guide you.

Case Discussion

Another case to illustrate the development of fat necrosis in the breast. Change with time is common including the development of calcification.

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Case information

rID: 21896
Case created: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2017
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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