Fat necrosis right breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


62 year old patient with an infiltrating ductal carcinoma right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Another case of time lapse images with images form 2009, 2010 and 2013.

Note the rounded lucency in the subareolar right breast. Its an area of fat necrosis related to the surgery. Post surgical distortion superiorly.


The area of fat necrosis has begun to calcify.


Progressive curvilinear calcification of the subareolar right breast.

Case Discussion

Progressive calcification of fat necrosis almost 4 years after the surgery.

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Case information

rID: 21916
Published: 25th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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