Lipoma of the breast

Case contributed by Giorgio M. Baratelli
Diagnosis almost certain


An asymptomatic 60-year-old woman presenting for a routine screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

A round circumscribed radiolucent mass of about 1 cm , surrounded by a radio-opaque thin capsule, is identified in the retroareolar region of the left breast.

Case Discussion

The mammographic radiolucent image is compatible with a breast lipoma (BIRADS category 2, benign).

Since its small size, the excision is not necessary.

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