Papillary carcinoma of the breast

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Abnormal Screening mammogram. No clinical complaints. No family history of breast cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Palpable mass.

Breast parenchyma density: Heterogeneously dense (ACR type c).

Findings: In the left breast, at 3 o'clock, there is a round, partly indistinct marginated, high density mass with a 22 mm diamter.


Hypoechoic mass with hypervascularization in the margin and high values in the shear wave elastography. Diamter 11 x 17 x 21 mm.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound guided biopsy was performed. Histology showed papillary carcinoma of the breast.

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Case information

rID: 34820
Published: 11th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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