Ductal carcinoma in situ

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 63
Gender: Female

The patient had calcifications in the inferior hemisphere of the left breast.

Case Discussion

The previous mammogram was normal.

On the follow up study, the patient had calcifications distributed in the 6 o'clock radian of the left breast.

This is another case of DCIS. It illustrates the calcifications we typically associate with DCIS with the X's Y's and Z's of DCIS. The wild and crazy morphologies are present with a linear ductal distribution. Notice how distinct the groupings of DCIS are from one another. DCIS calcifications underestimate the extent of disease on mammography.

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Case information

rID: 21814
Published: 20th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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