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.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging