Mediolateral oblique view: tumor

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Two MLO views of the same breast, one year apart. Routine. Negative clinical exam. 45 year old professional golfer.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

The superolateral margin of the glandular disc is one of the review areas on mammography. You should train your eye to review this area and together with the prepectoral fat, you should consciously scan this area on review. This way you will pick up subtle density and parenchymal changes. This patient had a normal clinical exam. The tumor was easily seen on ultrasound.

Gary Player said of golf: the more I practice, the luckier I get. The same is true of mammography.

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Case information

rID: 18579
Published: 13th Jul 2012
Last edited: 9th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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