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Complex Sclerosing lesions (radial Scar)

Uyesugi WYU - MedPix (2001)

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Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Radial scars are distinctive histological lesions seen commonly by pathologists as incidental findings in breast tissue. By definition radial scars measure less than 1cm in size and are therefore not usually identified mammographically. Complex sclerosing lesions have histological features similar to those described for radial scars, however these lesions measure more than 1cm in size. Complex sclerosing lesions are seen mammographically. The imaging characteristics of these lesions includes architectural distortion with fat in the center of the lesion and minimal if any central mass formation. The physical exam in these patients is helpful because, even though many of these lesions are 2-3 cm in size, most patients have a normal physical examination. Invasive ductal carcinomas that measure 2-3cm in size are typically palpable and the palpable abnormality is usually larger than the lesion seen mammographically. Histologically, a central fibroelastic core is surrounded by proliferatin epithelium. Complex sclerosing lesions can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from sclerosing adenosis and tubular carcinomas. The etiology of these lesions is not known. They are not however, felt to be related to prior trauma or surgery. Some have suggested that radial scars may be related to inflammatory processes or to infarction leading to ischemia of proliferation processes.

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The spiculated mass is seen in the middle of this specimen xray. This is a complex sclerosing lesion.
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Complex Sclerosing lesions (radial Scar)

Uyesugi WYU - MedPix (2001)

The spiculated mass is seen in the middle of this specimen xray. This is a complex sclerosing lesion.
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MPX2785_synpic746: The spiculated mass is seen in the middle of this specimen xray. This is a complex sclerosing lesion.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Topic

Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Radial scars are distinctive histological lesions seen commonly by pathologists as incidental findings in breast tissue. By definition radial scars measure less than 1cm in size and are therefore not usually identified mammographically. Complex sclerosing lesions have histological features similar to those described for radial scars, however these lesions measure more than 1cm in size. Complex sclerosing lesions are seen mammographically. The imaging characteristics of these lesions includes architectural distortion with fat in the center of the lesion and minimal if any central mass formation. The physical exam in these patients is helpful because, even though many of these lesions are 2-3 cm in size, most patients have a normal physical examination. Invasive ductal carcinomas that measure 2-3cm in size are typically palpable and the palpable abnormality is usually larger than the lesion seen mammographically. Histologically, a central fibroelastic core is surrounded by proliferatin epithelium. Complex sclerosing lesions can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from sclerosing adenosis and tubular carcinomas. The etiology of these lesions is not known. They are not however, felt to be related to prior trauma or surgery. Some have suggested that radial scars may be related to inflammatory processes or to infarction leading to ischemia of proliferation processes.

No MeSH data available.