Radial scar

Case contributed by Garth Kruger


Diagnostic mammographic magnification views of a parenchymal distortion in the right breast.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

The image shows a well defined density upper left which was a cyst. The spiculated parenchymal distortion centrally was the abnormality being worked up. Note the relatively low density center and the long spiculated bands running concentrically from the center.

Case Discussion

This is a typical radial scar. The low density center is very common as well as the long spiculated "runners" extending centrifugally from the low density center. The low density center will give you an indication the lesion may be a radial scar.

You still need to sample these lesions.

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