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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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Fibrocystic change in 47-year-old woman.A. Irregular microlobulating hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing was seen in her left breast on transverse ultrasonography. Inner hyperechoic foci in this lesion suggest calcifications. B. On elastography, lesion demonstrates elasticity score 2.
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Figure 9: Fibrocystic change in 47-year-old woman.A. Irregular microlobulating hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing was seen in her left breast on transverse ultrasonography. Inner hyperechoic foci in this lesion suggest calcifications. B. On elastography, lesion demonstrates elasticity score 2.

Mentions: On US, FCCs may show cystic lesions that can be simple, complicated, or clustered cysts or clustered microcysts. Solid masses, complex cystic and solid lesions, and irregular discrete masses with irregular shadowing can be seen with scattered echogenic foci that represent calcifications (Fig. 9) (2034). There is a broad spectrum of mammographic findings of FCC that ranges from circumscribed mass to indistinct mass with calcifications (34).


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

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

Fibrocystic change in 47-year-old woman.A. Irregular microlobulating hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing was seen in her left breast on transverse ultrasonography. Inner hyperechoic foci in this lesion suggest calcifications. B. On elastography, lesion demonstrates elasticity score 2.
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Figure 9: Fibrocystic change in 47-year-old woman.A. Irregular microlobulating hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing was seen in her left breast on transverse ultrasonography. Inner hyperechoic foci in this lesion suggest calcifications. B. On elastography, lesion demonstrates elasticity score 2.
Mentions: On US, FCCs may show cystic lesions that can be simple, complicated, or clustered cysts or clustered microcysts. Solid masses, complex cystic and solid lesions, and irregular discrete masses with irregular shadowing can be seen with scattered echogenic foci that represent calcifications (Fig. 9) (2034). There is a broad spectrum of mammographic findings of FCC that ranges from circumscribed mass to indistinct mass with calcifications (34).

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