Multifocal IDC in a previously reduced breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


60 yr old female with previous breast reduction surgery presents with a palpable mass in the left axillary tail.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

1. The fat necrosis centrally related to previous breast reduction surgery. The "bubbly lucencies are typical of fat necrosis post surgery.

2. The multifocal tumors in the axillary tail confirmed as IDC on ultrasound guided biopsy.

3. The high riding nipple is typical of the nipple position on a reduced breast. It can sometimes be the only imaging clue that the breast has been reduced.

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Case information

rID: 18777
Published: 20th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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