Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female

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


Two years later

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


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
Published: 15th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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