Axillary lymphadenopathy has been reported after ipsilateral COVID-19 vaccination and can cause confusion for possible malignancy . Intrinsic findings isolated to the breast has not been previously reported. This is the first case series of ipsilateral reversible changes of diffuse axillary tail trabecular thickening on screening mammography in totally asymptomatic patients in connection with COVID vaccination, 3 of which were isolated findings, confirmed by complete resolution of all imaging findings on follow up. In all instances, imaging was performed within 1 week of the first or third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. These findings can be confused with breast cancer. Spontaneous resolution distinguishes vaccine-related findings from breast cancer.
- Trabecular thickening
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging