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Atypical evolution of a calcified lipid cyst presenting spontaneously as a suspicious cluster of microcalcifications

Elorz M. [SP], Pina L. [SP], Bergaz F., Martínez-Cuesta A., Martínez-Miravete P., San Julián M., Zornoza G., Sola J.
Department of Radiology, Clínica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, C/ Pío XII, 36, 31008 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

Magazine: European Radiology

Date: May 1, 2002

Musculoskeletal Tumours Area Radiology [SP]

We report an infrequent mammographic case in which a gross-calcified lipid cyst evolved spontaneously to form a cluster of pleomorphic microcalcifications which were indistinguishable from those seen in breast cancer.

The biopsy performed was consistent with fat necrosis. Ultrasonography of the specimen showed a nodule with mixed echogenicity surrounded by a hypoechoic rim. To our knowledge, this behavior is extremely rare, with only one similar case reported in the literature.

CITATION  Eur Radiol. 2002 May;12(5):1100-3. Epub 2001 Sep 26

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