Ultrasound BIRADS 4 lesion with discordant pathology on biopsy

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Palpable lump.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

The spiculated mass seen on the ultrasound was not seen on mammogram. It was palpable and biopsied under ultrasound guidance.

Case Discussion

This lesion came back with histology of fibroadenomatous change. The benign pathology was considered discordant with the imaging and re-biopsy confirmed malignant changes.

Pathology review with the imaging is standard of care in breast imaging. This case was apparently due to a processing error following a software installation and upgrade in the path lab.

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Case Information

rID: 19715
Case created: 5th Oct 2012
Last edited: 10th Jul 2016
Systems: Breast, Oncology
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