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October 2014

Patient Data: 68 year old female

Clinical Info: Local recurrence of a breast cyst


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The first mammography from 2009


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Ultrasound examination from 2009 with puncture


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Mammography from 2011


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Ultrasound examination from 2011 with puncture


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Mammography from 2012


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Ultrasound examination from 2012 with puncture


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Again the cyst could be emptied completely and no mass lesion remained


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Mammography from 2013


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Magnification


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Another magnification


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Ultrasound image Do you see the abnormality?


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There is some flow in the lesion


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Detail of the mass after emptying the cyst


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Another image of the lesion that was of course biopsied and proved to be a ductal carcinoma

Although most anechoic cysts are completely benign, in case of a local recurrence of a breast cyst, always be aware of the possibility of an underlying malignancy

For more unusual breast lesions see

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