Popcorn calcification - breast

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad


Right breast palpable mass on physical exam.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Well-defined mass with slightly lobulated margin and internal popcorn calcifications is noted at the central portion of the right breast, typical for involuting fibroadenoma.

Case Discussion

Popcorn calcification in the breast is the classical description for the calcification seen in involuting fibroadenomas, which as the name suggests, has a popcorn-like appearance. 

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