Breast lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Adam Ramsey

Presentation

Soft mass in the upper outer left breast for more than 20 years.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female
Mammography

Fat containing mass is identified. 

Ultrasound

A well-defined heterogenous mass surrounded by a capsule. 

Case Discussion

Breast lipomas are benign breast lesions that are classified as BIRADS II. Our patient was asymptomatic for 20 years before the diagnosis was made on a screening mammogram. The lesion is hypoechoic, isoechoic, and hyperechoic or heterogeneous in echogenicity. In a fatty breast, isoechoic tumors are sometimes more difficult to identify. 

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Case information

rID: 69667
Published: 17th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Avalon University School of Medicine

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