Occult breast carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Palpable mass 10 o'clock left breast

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Multilobulated, hypoechoic lesion with angular margins and posterior shadowing. 

Case Discussion

The ultrasound image shows a very alarming solid mass that has all the sonographic criteria of a sinister solid breast mass in an older patient. Normal mammogram.

Up to 10 % of breast cancers are mammographically occult. Even with that wonderful instrument called the retrospectoscope. Which is why we ultrasound palpable lesions. This cancer was completely invisible on all mammogram images.

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Case information

rID: 18918
Case created: 27th Jul 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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