Fat necrosis left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


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

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

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


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
Published: 21st Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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