Metachronous carcinoma left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


A 66 year old patient with a previous left breast carcinoma is followed up annually with mammography.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Female

2012 left MLO view shows post surgical changes realted to therapy for left breast carcinoma in 2009. Post surgical distortion of the parenchyma.


A very small spiculated lesion appears inferiorly on the MLO view in 2013


A solid badly defined lesion at 8 o'clock coincides with the mammographic abnormailty. IDC on biopsy.

A breast carcinoma should make annual follow up mammograms mandatory. Once a patient has a carcinoma her chances of developing another are higher than the general population. 

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Case information

rID: 24887
Published: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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