Invasive ductal breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Abnormal screening mammogram. No clinical complaints. No history of breast cancer in the family.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Breast parenchyma density: Heterogeneously dense (ACR type c).

Findings: In the left breast, at 12 o'clock, there is a round, spiculated, high density mass of 14 mm in diameter.


In the left breast, at 12 o'clock, there is a spiculated mass of 14 mm in diameter. Color Doppler showed no hypervascularzation. Shear wave elastography showed very high values in the margins.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound guided needle biopsy was performed. Histology showed invasive ductal breast cancer (no special type, NST).

Note the superior visibility of the mass in the digital breast tomosynthesis.

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Case information

rID: 34814
Published: 11th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included