Invasive ductal carcinoma: delayed diagnosis

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Patient Data

Age: 50 year old
Gender: Female

Workup of an asymmetrical density on mammogram showed this lesion on ultrasound 10 o'clock right breast. It was initially interpreted a likely being a benign cyst.


10 months later

10 months later this is the same area on ultrasound. The lesion is now clinically palpable and has enlarged on mammogram and ultrasound. IDC on ultrasound guided biopsy.

Case Discussion

The initial interpretation was wrong. The lesion shows no posterior enhancement and has fuzzy, poorly defined margins. This is a sinister breast lesion on ultrasound and in no fashion is it likely a benign breast cyst.

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Case information

rID: 19735
Published: 7th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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