Ultrasound BIRADS 4 lesion with discordant pathology on biopsy

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Palpable lump.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
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
Published: 5th Oct 2012
Last edited: 15th Nov 2019
System: Breast, Oncology
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