Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


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

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Female

This lesion was described as likely being a fibroadenoma.

Case Discussion

This lesion is not a fibroadenoma. The lesion is poorly circumscribed, has no pseudocapsule, shows multiple lobulations and is as tall as it is wide. In fact this lesion does not have a single characteristic of a fibroadenoma.

The lesion was biopsied 3 months later because it had enlarged. This is an IDC.

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Case information

rID: 21225
Published: 11th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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