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The xeroradiographic appearances of some uncommon malignant mammary neoplasms

Authors
Journal
Clinical Radiology
0009-9260
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0009-9260(76)80109-2
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The clinical and xeroradiographic appearances are described of four patients with malignant lymphomatous involvement of the breast, two with breast involvement by acute leukaemia, and four with primary fibrosarcoma of the breast. In one patient with malignant lymphoma and multiple palpable masses, the radiological appearance resembled benign mammary dysplasia, but in the three other patients, one with a discrete clinical mass, and two with diffuse clinical involvement, radiological examination of the breast showed skin thickening with diffuse abnormalities of the trabecular pattern, most marked in the subdermal area. One of the patients with leukaemia had a discrete palpable mass and the other had diffuse clinical involvement, but the radiological appearances in both patients were similar and resembled those of a carcinoma. The clinical and radiological appearance of the patients with fibrosarcoma were those of a benign cyst or a fibroadenoma.

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