Infiltrating ductal breast cancer - temporal progression

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Patient Data

Gender: Female

This case is an illustration of the progression of growth of an IDC in the prepectoral fat ("milky way") of the right breast.

No lesions in the prepectoral fat.

A small mass makes it appearance two years later but is overlooked

The small mass (arrowed) is now much larger. 

Case Discussion

This case shows three CC views of the right breast, same patient. The cases are each two years apart. The prepectoral fat is a review area on mammography. The small cancer appears on the second view but is overlooked at the time.

The third image shows the lesion against the chest wall, fortunately or unfortunately indicated by a digital arrow.

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Case information

rID: 18584
Published: 13th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Jan 2020
System: Breast, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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