A mnemonic to help remember breast lesion localisation when given a set of mammograms (MLO and CC) is:
muffins rise and lead falls
This can help localise the lesion into the quadrant (e.g. upper, outer) to make ultrasound correlation easier.
muffins rise: if the lesion is located me...
A simple mnemonic to recall a list of commonly calcifying metastases is:
B: breast cancer
T: papillary thyroid cancer
O: ovarian cancer (especially mucinous)
M: mucinous adenocarcinoma (especially colorectal carcinoma)
The causes of breast oedema can be remembered using the mnemonic:
V: venous obstruction
I: inflammatory breast cancer
L: lymphatic obstruction
S: surgery (recent)
Mnemonic for the causes of gynaecomastia:
A handy mnemonic to recall the causes of a stellate breast lesion is:
S: summation shadow
T: tumour (i.e. invasive breast cancer)
R: radial scar
F: fibroadenoma / fat necrosis
A: adenosis (sclerosing)
CE: other causes, haematoma (e.g. postoperative, post bio...