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Case 51 Continued

There is diffuse increased density involving the entire left breast, with skin thickening, skin dimpling and possible a large central posterior mass. While this could represent mastitis, inflammatory carcinoma is a likely possibility. An ultrasound is recommended to see whether there is a focal mass:

Case 51 US:

  • What is your final assessment?

      a. BI-RADS 4, suspicious. Recommend biopsy if the findings do not resolve with antibiotics.

      b. BI-RADS 4, sispicious. Recommend ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy.

      c. BI-RADS 4, suspicious. Recommend surgical debridement of the abscess.

      d. BI-RADS 5, Highly suggestive of malignancy. Recommend ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy.




  • Last update: Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 3:16:42 PM.