Screening mammogram - lobular carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Routine breast imaging

Patient Data

Age: 50-55 years
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Modality: Mammography

No abnormality 2012

Small lesion has now appeared in the medial breast

Modality: Ultrasound

Small solid lesion 4 mm confirmed on ultrasound.

Case Discussion

The value of using previous studies for comparison. Its quite exceptional to be able to biopsy a 4 mm lesion. Review what "overdiagnosis" is. Reading of screening studies should be done in isolated reading areas. If your reading environment is a general busy, noisy area with distractions and phone calls, you will miss these lesions.

Confirmed lobular carcinoma.

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Case Information

rID: 24099
Case created: 28th Jul 2013
Last edited: 27th Feb 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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