Fat necrosis right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Patient with previous mammoplasty. Routine screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Liponecrotic calcifications in the right breast related to a previous mammoplasty in 2006.


In 2012 the calcification anteriorly in the right breast has been completely resorbed.

Case Discussion

Fat necrosis can change with time. This is an extreme case but the point is well made. Not all lesions that change with time are necessarily malignant.

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Case information

rID: 21439
Published: 23rd Jan 2013
Last edited: 3rd Feb 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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