Secretory calcifications

Case contributed by Dr Adam Eid Ramsey, MD

Presentation

Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

There are solid, discontinuous, smooth, linear and rod-like calcifications.

Case Discussion

Secretory calcifications are benign calcifications usually in women older than 60. They classically appear as solid or discontinuous, smooth, linear and rod-like calcifications. Usually bilateral and symmetric and may appear lucent-centered. Also known as plasma cell mastitis.

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