Subareolar intraductal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Palpable mass lesion 6 months after a "normal" screening mammogram

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Mammography

Normal CC view left breast.

Mammography

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Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

Ultrasound of the subareolar breast can be tricky. the acoustic shadow from the nipple can potentially mask a lesion directly deep to the nipple. Angling the probe to "peer" behind the nipple is a useful technique but mots importantly of all, it is essential the ultrasound tech knows what he/she is looking for an where it is located.

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Case information

rID: 19709
Case created: 5th Oct 2012
Last edited: 25th Mar 2017
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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