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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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Tubular adenoma in 43-year-old woman.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass in her right breast. B. On histologic examination, closely packed small tubules are seen with lining of epithelial cells surrounded by myoepithelial layer (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 100).
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Figure 12: Tubular adenoma in 43-year-old woman.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass in her right breast. B. On histologic examination, closely packed small tubules are seen with lining of epithelial cells surrounded by myoepithelial layer (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 100).

Mentions: The imaging appearance of tubular adenomas of the breast has been rarely described. At mammography, dense, punctate, or irregular microcalcifications that are tightly grouped within a mass may be a distinctive feature of tubular adenomas. Noncalcified tubular adenomas are similar to noncalcified fibroadenomas on US (Fig. 12) (44).


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

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

Tubular adenoma in 43-year-old woman.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass in her right breast. B. On histologic examination, closely packed small tubules are seen with lining of epithelial cells surrounded by myoepithelial layer (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 100).
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Figure 12: Tubular adenoma in 43-year-old woman.A. Transverse ultrasonography image shows irregular hypoechoic mass in her right breast. B. On histologic examination, closely packed small tubules are seen with lining of epithelial cells surrounded by myoepithelial layer (hematoxylin and eosin stain, × 100).
Mentions: The imaging appearance of tubular adenomas of the breast has been rarely described. At mammography, dense, punctate, or irregular microcalcifications that are tightly grouped within a mass may be a distinctive feature of tubular adenomas. Noncalcified tubular adenomas are similar to noncalcified fibroadenomas on US (Fig. 12) (44).

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