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Rim Calcifications (Mammography)
Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Eggshell calcifications
          • Definitions

            • Benign calcifications on surface (edge) of round or oval (spherical) mass
            • Subtype of dystrophic calcification, usually caused by injury to fatty tissue
              • Coarsen over time, can become dystrophic

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        Selected References

                        1. Demetri-Lewis A et al: Breast calcifications: the focal group. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 198(4):W325-43, 2012
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                        References
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                        KEY FACTS

                        • Terminology

                          • Imaging

                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                              • Clinical Issues

                                TERMINOLOGY

                                • Synonyms

                                  • Eggshell calcifications
                                • Definitions

                                  • Benign calcifications on surface (edge) of round or oval (spherical) mass
                                  • Subtype of dystrophic calcification, usually caused by injury to fatty tissue
                                    • Coarsen over time, can become dystrophic

                                IMAGING

                                • General Features

                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                    • MR Findings

                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                          • Presentation

                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Demetri-Lewis A et al: Breast calcifications: the focal group. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 198(4):W325-43, 2012