Liponecrosis in breast

Liponecrosis in breast refers to areas of mammary fat necrosis with associated dystrophic calcification. It is further divided into:

  • liponecrosis microcystica calcificans: <3 mm
  • liponecrosis macrocystica calcificans: >3 mm

Radiographic features


Mammographic features are radiolucent round/oval lesions with small areas of dystrophic calcification which are often spherical and related to areas of previous breast trauma or surgery.

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Article information

rID: 15610
System: Breast
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Liponecrosis microcystica
  • Mammary liponecrosis microcystica
  • Liponecrosis microcystica calcificans
  • Liponecrosis macrocystica calcificans

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