Global asymmetry in breast tissue

Global asymmetry in breast tissue is a form of asymmetrical breast density where at least one quadrant of a breast has a larger amount of fibroglandular density than the corresponding area in the contralateral breast. There is no mass, suspicious calcification, or architectural distortion.

This can occur from a number of causes:

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rID: 15628
System: Breast
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Global breast asymmetry
  • Global mammographic asymmetry
  • Global mammary asymmetry

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