Calcifications associated with lactational changes of the breast: Mammographic findings with histologic correlation

Cecilia L. Mercado, Tova C. Koenigsberg, Diane Hamele-Bena, Suzanne J. Smith

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. We sought to describe the mammographic appearance of calcifications associated with histologically confirmed lactational changes of the breast. CONCLUSION. Calcifications associated with lactational changes of the breast may have a suspicious appearance on mammography. These calcifications may be identified on a patient's original screening mammogram or may be a new finding on an annual screening examination. Correlating a clinical history of recent lactation or a postpartum state is important in establishing a concordance between the mammographic and histologic findings. However, despite the benign nature of these calcifications, biopsy is recommended because of their suspicious morphologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-689
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume179
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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