Ultrasonographic features of spontaneous breast tumor infarction

Hyeon Jeong Oh, Sung Hun Kim, Bong Joo Kang, A. Won Lee, Byung Joo Song, Hyen Sook Kim, Eun Suk Cha

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Background: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the ultrasonographic features of spontaneous breast tumor infarction. Methods: The pathologic information system database of the Department of Radiology was retrospectively searched. Between 2009 and 2011, nine cases in eight patients were pathologically confirmed as spontaneous breast tumor infarctions. Mammographic images and the ultrasonographic images were acquired. Two other radiologists analyzed the mammographic and ultrasonographic findings. Results: Most common features were oval, indistinct, heterogeneously hypoechoic mass with posterior enhancement. All lesions were classified as C4 (suspicious finding) except one case. Conclusion: Spontaneous breast tumor infarction should be included in the differential diagnoses of hetereogeneously hypoechoic suspicious solid lesions mimicking malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-601
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Cancer
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2015

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© 2014, The Japanese Breast Cancer Society.


  • Breast
  • Carcinoma
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Infarction
  • Medullary
  • Papilloma


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