Inflammatory breast carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Diagnostic workup of a large red swollen right breast.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

The breast is diffusely dense with extensive skin thickening throughout.

Scattered benign breast calcifications.

Case Discussion

It can be difficult to distinguish inflammatory breast cancer from mastitis on imaging; in practice the mastitis breast patient is in so much pain you can hardly touch the breast by the time it looks like this.

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