Right breast abscess

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


A 15 year old female tells her mom she has a lump in her right breast.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Female

This is a complex cystic structure with a thick wall.

If you go into the room the breast is swollen tender and the skin is red, this is a breast abscess.  Very tender to the touch.

The teaching point is that almost without exception, problem solving breast ultrasound requires the radiologist to  review the lesion in real time 

Case Discussion

This lesion cleared up after needle aspiration and antibiotic therapy.

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Case information

rID: 23189
Published: 27th May 2013
Last edited: 25th Feb 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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