Simple breast cyst

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Palpable right breast lump.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Large well circumscribed mass in the right outer breast centrally. 


Hypoechoic mass without vascularity. On real time imaging the flowing internal echogenicity was present. 


The lesion was aspirated to dryness using a 19G needle with approximately 5 mL of yellow fluid aspirated. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of a breast on ultrasound that was aspirated to dryness. On the mammogram the appearances are of a well-circumscribed mass, and a diagnosis of breast cyst cannot be made and further work-up is indicated. 

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Case information

rID: 52358
Case created: 4th Apr 2017
Last edited: 23rd Oct 2017
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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