Oil cyst - breast (chest radiograph)
The patient underwent a chest x-ray as a follow-up for DCIS surgery 5 years ago (left QUART). Chest x-ray 3 years ago (not shown) negative.
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Faint opacity projects over mid-lower left lung zone on PA view. No findings on the lateral view.
PA view (with post-processing) with raised arms to displace the breast: an ovoidal image with calcified edges is clearly visible. Its projection on this view in on mid-upper left lung zone.
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- Bargum K, Nielsen SM. Case report: fat necrosis of the breast appearing as oil cysts with fat-fluid levels. Br J Radiol. 1993;66 (788): 718-20. doi:10.1259/0007-1285-66-788-718 - Pubmed citation