Intramammary lymph node - left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
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This lesion was described as an intramammary lymph node. This one has a fatty hilum.

Case Discussion

The position and appearance is typical of an intramammary lymph node. They are mostly seen in the upper outer quadrant of the breast and typically are well defined, smoothly circumscribed lesions of low density with a hilum or a fatty deposit. These nodes are usually stable in position and size with follow up. 

If the lesion is dense and spiculated it is not a lymph node.

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Case information

rID: 21305
Published: 15th Jan 2013
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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