Skin calcifications in the breast

Case contributed by Ammar Ashraf


Routine screening.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Normal breast parenchymal density. Group of round-oval shaped calcifications containing radiolucent centers in the inner quadrants of both breasts on the CC views (not covered on the MLO views). No suspicious soft tissue abnormality, architectural distortion, pleomorphic microcalcification clusters, abnormal skin thickening or nipple retraction seen on either side. No significant axillary lymphadenopathy seen.

5 years later


Redemonstration of group of round-oval shaped calcifications containing radiolucent centers, in the lower inner quadrants of both breasts. These macrocalcifications are located in the superficial inframammary folds on tomosynthesis.

Case Discussion

Mammographic features (round-oval macrocalcifications with radiolucent centers along the superficial inframammary folds) are suggestive of skin calcifications.

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