Interval carcinoma left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammogram

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Normal mammogram view.


Spiculated mass lesion in the left breast


Spiculated solid lesion left breast with all the hallmarks of malignancy on ultrasound.

Case Discussion

This patient was religiously conscientious in her annual mammograms.  In 2012 the mammogram was normal. The carcinoma developed in 12 months and even with the wisdom of hindsight the lesion is not visible in 2012. The development of an interval carcinoma left breast.

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Case information

rID: 22388
Published: 29th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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