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Dystrophic Calcifications (Mammography)
Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Deposition of calcifications (Ca++) due to tissue damage, usually related to prior surgery or trauma

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Mammographic Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Taboada JL et al: The many faces of fat necrosis in the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(3):815-25, 2009
                                  2. Günhan-Bilgen I et al: Management of microcalcifications developing at the lumpectomy bed after conservative surgery and radiation therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 188(2):393-8, 2007
                                  3. Amin R et al: Subcutaneous calcification following chest wall and breast irradiation: a late complication. Br J Radiol. 75(891):279-82, 2002
                                  4. Dershaw DD: Breast imaging and the conservative treatment of breast cancer. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(3):501-16, 2002
                                  5. Bilgen IG et al: Fat necrosis of the breast: clinical, mammographic and sonographic features. Eur J Radiol. 39(2):92-9, 2001
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Definitions

                                              • Deposition of calcifications (Ca++) due to tissue damage, usually related to prior surgery or trauma

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Mammographic Findings

                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Taboada JL et al: The many faces of fat necrosis in the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(3):815-25, 2009
                                                                  2. Günhan-Bilgen I et al: Management of microcalcifications developing at the lumpectomy bed after conservative surgery and radiation therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 188(2):393-8, 2007
                                                                  3. Amin R et al: Subcutaneous calcification following chest wall and breast irradiation: a late complication. Br J Radiol. 75(891):279-82, 2002
                                                                  4. Dershaw DD: Breast imaging and the conservative treatment of breast cancer. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(3):501-16, 2002
                                                                  5. Bilgen IG et al: Fat necrosis of the breast: clinical, mammographic and sonographic features. Eur J Radiol. 39(2):92-9, 2001