Inflammatory breast carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Diagnostic workup of a large red swollen right breast.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

The breast is diffusely dense with extensive skin thickening throughout.

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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Case information

rID: 18961
Published: 30th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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