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Malignant breast lesion morphology

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Hard mass in upper outer quadrant of right breast

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

An ill defined hypoechoic taller than wide lesion with spiculated margins is seen in the superolateral quadrant of right breast. Couple of specs of micro calcification seen within the lesion. Enlarged right axillary lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. 

Case Discussion

Benign lesions in breast are usually wider than tall, respecting different planes of tissue within the breast. Malignant lesions on the contrary defy planes, appear taller than wide and demonstrate poorly defined margins with wide zone of transition. 

Case courtesy: Dr. Aarathy Appukuttan

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Case information

rID: 60899
Published: 7th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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