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Fat necrosis of breast:A potential pitfall in breast MRI

Authors
Journal
Clinical Imaging
0899-7071
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0899-7071(02)00426-6
Keywords
  • Fat Necrosis
  • Breast
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Fat necrosis is a benign nonsuppurative inflammatory process of adipose tissue. Occasionally fat necrosis may mimic a breast cancer clinically, mammographically, and sonographically. There have been some previous reports on the MR imaging of the fat necrosis. In some MR findings of fat necrosis, it was difficult to distinguish it from malignant lesions. We report a case of fat necrosis presenting the irregular enhancement with the non-enhancing area of central areas on MRI.

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