Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(3): 183-188.
Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma in Breast Presented as Hyperechoic Mass with Coarse Macrocalcifications: A Case Report.
Hee Sun Kim, Bo Kyoung Seo, Sung Eun Song, Young Sik Kim, Jung Woo Choi, Kyu Ran Cho, Ok Hee Woo
1Department of Radiology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. seoboky@korea.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  Published online: September 26, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Invasive micropapillary carcinoma is a rare, clinically aggressive variant of invasive ductal carcinoma. Imaging findings of invasive micropapillary carcinoma are not specific, and associated microcalcifications are frequent. Our case presented with unique radiological features: a mass with coarse macrocalcifications on mammography and breast computed tomography and a hyperechoic mass on breast ultrasound. Macrocalcifications and hyperechogenicity are not usual malignant characteristics. We report here on our experience with a 55-year-old woman who had invasive micropapillary carcinoma in the breast with unique radiological and pathological findings.
Keywords: Breast ultrasonography; Carcinoma; Mammography; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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