Hamartoma left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Palpable soft lesion subareolar left breast

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Well circumscribed mixed density lesion left breast.


Typical ultrasound appearance of a breast hamartoma.

Case Discussion

The appearance on breast imaging depends on the relative amounts of fat and glandular tissue. Also known as the "salami" tumour due to the appearance on cut section after surgical excision. These are benign breast lesions.

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Case information

rID: 23800
Published: 8th Jul 2013
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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