Mammographically occult carcinoma left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


An elderly lady is sent for breast imaging with a large palpable subareolar mass left brest.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Mammogram did not reveal any definite lesion.

An obvious solid mass in the subareolar left breast.

Case Discussion

A normal mammogram in a lady with clinically and on ultrasound and biopsy, a large infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the left breast. Up to 10% (depending on which reference you quote) of confirmed breast carcinomas are occult on mammogram.

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Case information

rID: 21256
Case created: 12th Jan 2013
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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