Fat necrosis of the breast

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad


Palpable masses at both breasts on physical exam. History of reduction mammoplasty.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Large lobulated fat-containing mass like lesions with coarse calcifications are seen at central portions of both breasts. A few small similar lesions are also scattered bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Regarding the history of reduction mammoplasty, fat containing partially calcified mass like lesions are typical for fat necrosis (BI-RADS 2)

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