Spectrum of sonographic findings in superficial breast masses

Sook Kim Hyeon, Suk Cha Eun, Hee Kim Hak, Young Yoo Jin

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Objective. The purpose of this presentation is to show the sonographic findings of breast masses, which can occur in subcutaneous fat or in the cutaneous layer of the breast. Methods. We reviewed the sonographic findings of superficial breast masses, including the epidermal inclusion cyst, steatocystoma multiplex, fat necrosis, accessory breast, Mondor disease, sparganosis, neurofibroma, tuberculosis, mastitis, and breast malignancy. Results. Specific sonographic features of superficial breast masses have been illustrated. Conclusions. Radiologists must be familiar with the sonographic findings of various diseases involving the superficial layer of the breast to avoid further patient workup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-680
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

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Funding Information:
Funding for this research was provided, in part, by competitive undergraduate research grants from Wittenberg University.


  • Breast diseases
  • Breast neoplasms
  • Breast radiography
  • Breast sonography


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