Seroma breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Follow up seroma breast ultrasound image

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Case Discussion

This is the typical appearance of a mature seroma. Once they develop the almost nodular margins (just next to the letter "C" anteriorly)  on ultrasound they usually are stable. Initially they look just like fat necrosis but the fat necrosis is not usually seen with such a thick capsule. The differentiation with an abscess is there in no surrounding edema and on doppler these lesions do not light up.

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Case information

rID: 18781
Published: 20th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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