Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Routine screening.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female
Mammography

No focal abnormality, mass lesion or architectural distortion. Note the profile of the pectoral muscle.

Mammography

Two years later

There is a subtle density in the submammary fat overlying the muscle profile.

Ultrasound

The ultrasound images show the typical appearance of an infiltrating ductal carcinoma deep to the breast on the pectoral fascia.

Case Discussion

The submammary fat is a review area in mammography. Train your eye to routinely review the profile of the pectoral muscle and you will not miss these lesions.

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Case information

rID: 21304
Case created: 15th Jan 2013
Last edited: 10th Dec 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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