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Mammary Manifestations of Some Systemic Disorders

Issue: Vol.10, No.4 - October 2011

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  1. Prof Rasha M K Fouad

A variety of benign and malignant pathologies affect the breast. These lesions may arise from the breast or from anatomically related tissues. Systemic disorders may infrequently affect the breast. Some of these lesions have characteristic mammography findings while others may mimic benign or malignant breast pathologies. These lesions pose a diagnostic challenge to clinicians and radiologists alike. In this review article, we will discuss the imaging features of some mammary lesions that are relevant to the clinical and pathologic presentations of some systemic disorders Awareness of the full clinical history and the characteristic imaging findings are the first step towards making a correct
diagnosis. Diagnosis is usually confirmed after revision of pathology specimens.

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