Fat necrosis right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Patient with previous mammoplasty. Routine screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Mammography

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

Mammography

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
Case created: 23rd Jan 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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