Knife wound on breast ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Ultrasound of an unexplained parenchymal distortion on mammography.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Case Discussion

There are very few straight lines in nature. This lady was waiting for a bus when a fight erupted outside a pub and she was stabbed in the left breast with a pocket knife by one of the thugs. 

The client quite correctly denied surgical intervention so we worked the distortion up. It turned out she was stabbed as a young woman.

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Case information

rID: 18765
Published: 20th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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