Thursday, August 6, 2015


This woman worries because she feels a painless discrete lump in her left breast. The mammogram is shown above.

Challenge: Luckily, the disease is benign. What is the most likely etiology?

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Anonymous said...

Fibrocystic disease of the breast ?

Anonymous said...

Fibroadenoma of breast

Craig Chen said...

good guesses - here's what Learning Radiology said:

Hamartomas, also known as fibroadenolipomas, are benign lesions presenting as discrete, encapsulated, painless masses.

Sources: UpToDate; LearningRadiology.