Fiboadenomas left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine mammogram left breast

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

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Case Discussion

The case shows multiple fibroadenomas in a single breast. The case is notable because there are multiple lesions in different stages of involution and degrees of calcification. It actually shows the complete spectrum of calcification in a single patient.

The classic "popcorn" classification is actually just one stage of involution whereby lesions begin calcification and progress with time to a densely calcified solid mass of calcium.

Calcification in a fibroadenoma can change with time like all breast calcifications. The lesions are especially prone to calcification in post menopausal women.

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Case information

rID: 21506
Published: 27th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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