Dystrophic calcification within the breast

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Dystrophic calcifications within the breast are usually seen as small macrocalcifications with relatively smooth margins.

They are generally considered benign and can occur in a number of situations which include:

  • small macrocalcifications (>0.5 mm)
  • irregular morphology
  • smoothly marginated
  • coalescent
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Article information

rID: 15608
System: Breast
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dystrophic calcification within breast tissue
  • Dystrophic breast calcification
  • Dystrophic mammary calcification

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  • Case 1: post radiation therapy
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