Fat necrosis left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

A 50 year old patient with previous breast reduction surgery. She gets a new family doctor who discovers a mass in her left breast.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Mammography

Common or garden fat necrosis. Typical calcification with lucent centres.

Not the BB on the breast relative to the palpable mass.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound shows poorly defined areas of low level echoes.

Case Discussion

Typical fat necrosis on mammogram.

No further intervention is required. Birads II.

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Case information

rID: 22222
Case created: 21st Mar 2013
Last edited: 3rd Aug 2017
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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