Metaplastic carcinoma left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

A 70 year old female is sent for diagnostic breast imaging. Palpable mass lesion left breast.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
Mammography

Note on the mammogram how the upper outer quadrant dense lesion is smoothly well defined on the CC view but has slightly spiculated margins on the MLO view. 

Ultrasound

Pending. 

Case Discussion

Histology shows a metaplastic carcinoma.

This alternating appearance of spiculation between the CC and MLO views may even be seen on a single image and is apparently highly suggestive of a metaplastic carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 23333
Case created: 7th Jun 2013
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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