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Combined diagnostic imaging and management of a breast tumor in a young woman.

Authors
  • Lombardi, Roberta
  • Costantini, Melania
  • Malaspina, Carmen
  • Gaudino, Simona
  • Terribile, Daniela
  • Belli, Paolo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rays
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
239–244
Identifiers
PMID: 16512070
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The typical presentation of breast cancer in a young woman is discussed. Diagnostic imaging of the breast showed the presence of an extensive pathological area, approximately 5 cm in size, at the level of the upper quadrants of left breast. On mammography the pathological sign was represented by numerous regional granular microcalcifications. On sonography an inhomogeneously hypoechoic area with intralesional hyperechoic spots was identified. On MRI a large area of pathological enhancement was visualized. For the tumor extent and the patient's young age neoadjuvant chemotherapy was performed. Post-treatment assessment showed good response to therapy, suggestive of possible better prognosis.

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