Invasive lobular carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Abnormal screening mammography. No clinical complaints. No family history of breast cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Breast parenchyma density: Almost entirely fat (ACR type a).

Findings: In the left breast, at 2 o'clock, there are two round, spiculated, high density masses with 8 mm and 18 mm diameters.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound guided biopsy was performed. Histology showed invasive lobular carcinoma.

Note the superior visibility of these masses on the digital breast tomosynthesis, as compared to the digital mammogram.


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Case information

rID: 34812
Published: 11th Mar 2015
Last edited: 7th Jan 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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