Invasive breast carcinoma of no special type

Case contributed by Dr Valerio Giacalone


The patient noticed swelling in the outer quadrants of the right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Area of parenchymal distortion localized to the upper outer quadrants of the right breast. Small amorphous calcifications and initial retraction of the retroareolar region. 

Ultrasound examination confirms a nodule with spiculated, hypoechogenic margins. Integration. Elastosonography reveals elevated ratio.
The ultrasound findings are suspicious for a malignant neoplasm.

Case Discussion

Mammographic and ultrasound findings were highly suspicious of malignancy (BI-RADS 4). The patient underwent a biopsy examination that confirmed the diagnostic suspicion.

The histological examination report depicted invasive breast carcinoma of no special type, focal in situ component (<25%), absence of tumor necrosis, lymphovascular invasion, and microcalcifications present.

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