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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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40-year-old woman with apocrine metaplasia.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass with angular margin in her right breast. B. Apocrine metaplasia was reveled from core biopsy (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 400).
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Figure 8: 40-year-old woman with apocrine metaplasia.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass with angular margin in her right breast. B. Apocrine metaplasia was reveled from core biopsy (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 400).

Mentions: The mammographic finding of apocrine metaplasia is a micro- or macro-lobulated mass with equal to low density relative to breast parenchyma owing to its prominent cystic composition (31). On US, the lesion typically shows clustered multiple anechoic cysts that form a lobulated mass with intervening hyperechoic lines that suggest septations and that also show partial posterior acoustic enhancement (Fig. 8).


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

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

40-year-old woman with apocrine metaplasia.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass with angular margin in her right breast. B. Apocrine metaplasia was reveled from core biopsy (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 400).
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Figure 8: 40-year-old woman with apocrine metaplasia.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass with angular margin in her right breast. B. Apocrine metaplasia was reveled from core biopsy (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 400).
Mentions: The mammographic finding of apocrine metaplasia is a micro- or macro-lobulated mass with equal to low density relative to breast parenchyma owing to its prominent cystic composition (31). On US, the lesion typically shows clustered multiple anechoic cysts that form a lobulated mass with intervening hyperechoic lines that suggest septations and that also show partial posterior acoustic enhancement (Fig. 8).

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