Low weight effect on mammogram

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

Screening mammography.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Mammography

Prominent glandular tissue with a lack of fatty tissue. 

Case Discussion

 The patient has a below normal BMI. Weight loss results in the reduction of the fat relative to gland tissue. The mammogram after weight loss has less fat and appears denser.

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