Myositis - pectoralis major

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

C/o left breast pain - about 1 wk. Referred for left breast ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: about 45 - 50 yrs.
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination of breast was normal.

Site of pain pointed by patient shows - thickened, hypervascular muscle fibres of sternal head of pectoralis major muscle, overlying anterior end of left 3rd rib.  No solid / cystic mass lesion or collection is seen in affected area. Underlying rib does not show cortical breach. Overlying breast parenchyma is fatty. 

Comparision with asymptomatic side was done.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest focal myositis affecting part of sternal head of pectoralis muscle.

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Case information

rID: 31258
Case created: 28th Sep 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Systems: Breast, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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