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Are Irregular Hypoechoic Breast Masses on Ultrasound Always Malignancies?: A Pictorial Essay.

Kim YR, Kim HS, Kim HW - Korean J Radiol (2015)

Bottom Line: Irregular hypoechoic masses in the breast do not always indicate malignancies.Some of these diseases such as inflammation and trauma-related breast lesions could be suspected from a patient's symptoms and personal history.Careful ultrasonographic examination and biopsy could help to differentiate these from malignancies.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan 54538, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Irregular hypoechoic masses in the breast do not always indicate malignancies. Many benign breast diseases present with irregular hypoechoic masses that can mimic carcinoma on ultrasonography. Some of these diseases such as inflammation and trauma-related breast lesions could be suspected from a patient's symptoms and personal history. Careful ultrasonographic examination and biopsy could help to differentiate these from malignancies.

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Foreign body reaction in 61-year-old woman with history of breast augmentation and removal (material: unknown).A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing. B. Left craniocaudal mammogram shows irregular obscured hyperdense mass with overlying skin thickening (arrow) in left breast lower inner quadrant.
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Figure 1: Foreign body reaction in 61-year-old woman with history of breast augmentation and removal (material: unknown).A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing. B. Left craniocaudal mammogram shows irregular obscured hyperdense mass with overlying skin thickening (arrow) in left breast lower inner quadrant.

Mentions: On mammography, foreign body reactions can be seen as calcifications or microcalcifications but can also be seen as a mass that simulates malignancy because of its ill-defined or partially circumscribed margin (67). At US, the lesion can show an irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass (Fig. 1). Magnetic resonance images (MRI) can show varying signal intensity depending on materials, and some cases reported that the lesions showed hypointense signal intensity on all spin-echo images caused by fibrosis (5).


Are Irregular Hypoechoic Breast Masses on Ultrasound Always Malignancies?: A Pictorial Essay.

Kim YR, Kim HS, Kim HW - Korean J Radiol (2015)

Foreign body reaction in 61-year-old woman with history of breast augmentation and removal (material: unknown).A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing. B. Left craniocaudal mammogram shows irregular obscured hyperdense mass with overlying skin thickening (arrow) in left breast lower inner quadrant.
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Figure 1: Foreign body reaction in 61-year-old woman with history of breast augmentation and removal (material: unknown).A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing. B. Left craniocaudal mammogram shows irregular obscured hyperdense mass with overlying skin thickening (arrow) in left breast lower inner quadrant.
Mentions: On mammography, foreign body reactions can be seen as calcifications or microcalcifications but can also be seen as a mass that simulates malignancy because of its ill-defined or partially circumscribed margin (67). At US, the lesion can show an irregular spiculated hypoechoic mass (Fig. 1). Magnetic resonance images (MRI) can show varying signal intensity depending on materials, and some cases reported that the lesions showed hypointense signal intensity on all spin-echo images caused by fibrosis (5).

Bottom Line: Irregular hypoechoic masses in the breast do not always indicate malignancies.Some of these diseases such as inflammation and trauma-related breast lesions could be suspected from a patient's symptoms and personal history.Careful ultrasonographic examination and biopsy could help to differentiate these from malignancies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan 54538, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Irregular hypoechoic masses in the breast do not always indicate malignancies. Many benign breast diseases present with irregular hypoechoic masses that can mimic carcinoma on ultrasonography. Some of these diseases such as inflammation and trauma-related breast lesions could be suspected from a patient's symptoms and personal history. Careful ultrasonographic examination and biopsy could help to differentiate these from malignancies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus