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Case 39 Answer 1

BI-RADS 2, Benign. A round mass with coarse calcifications is present in the right breast consistent with a calcified fibroadenoma. This had been stable for many years in this patient.

Case 39 crop:

This case is difficult for many because the calcifications are different shapes and sizes and the mass is somewhat lobulated-- many have second thoughts. One must be wary, though, because this mass will undoubtedly show significant shadowing on an ultrasound exam because of those large calcs.

This case is a more classic calcified fibroadenoma: Case 39 MLO2:

See related case: Case 35

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Last update: Monday, June 17, 2002 at 2:35:58 PM.