Secretory calcifications

Case contributed by Dr Adam Ramsey

Presentation

Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Mammography

Right breast

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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Case information

rID: 69356
Published: 9th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Avalon University School of Medicine

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