Mammography is a vital tool used for screening & diagnosing breast lumps (benign & malignant). In this new thread, I will be sharing some interesting mammograms every week, which I see in my practice.
Calcified Fibroadenoma in a 32 year old lady.
H/o lump in the left breast for the last 12 years. Not increasing in size & Painless.
X-ray mammography revealed an area of dense calficification (macrocalcification) at 9-10 o’ clock position.
Case # 2:
X-ray mammogram highlighting the difference between benign & malignant lymph nodes in the axilla.
History: 45 year old lady with an enlarging right breast lump x 4 months
On examination: 4×4 cm hard breast lump in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast with palpable axillary LN.
Mammogram showing the primary lesion (cancerous growth) in the right breast and malignant axillary LN on the right side (rounded LN with loss of fatty hilum).
Benign LN can be seen in the left axilla (with preserved fatty hilum).
The second mammography picture highlights the difference between malignant (right) & benign (left) lymph nodes in the axilla
Information provided by:
Consultant, Breast Oncosurgeon