Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Case contributed by Garth Kruger
Diagnosis certain


A young woman presents with a palpable mass in her left breast

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Ultrasound image of the palpable lesion. The lesion is poorly circumscribed, has no pseudocapsule, shows multiple lobulations and is as tall as it is wide.

Case Discussion

This lesion was described as likely being a fibroadenoma. This lesion is not a fibroadenoma. In fact, this lesion does not have a single characteristic of fibroadenoma.

The lesion was biopsied 3 months later because it had enlarged. This is an infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC).

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