IS case 471: Regional calcifications
Imaging Sciences URMC 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-30
1.Group/Cluster: 5 or more calcifications in <1cc of tissue; may be benign or malignant. 2.Fine/Linear/Branching: arranged in a line with small branch point; concerning for malignancy. 3.Segmental: distributed in duct and branches; concerning for malignancy. 4.Regional: distributed over larger volume of tissue than segmental; may be benign or malignant. 5.Diffuse/Scattered: distributed randomly around large volume of breast, frequently bilateral; usually benign.
Secondary to the indeterminate nature of regional calcifications the right breast in this patient was biopsied 16 years ago which demonstrated benign pathology. The calcifications have been stable for five years.
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