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Breast-nonmalignant

Ossification in breast

 

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 September 2012, last major update - February 2010

Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

 

Definition

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● Uncommon

● Present in benign lesions and 1% of breast cancers

● Due to cholesterol granuloma (Pathol Res Pract 2008;204:353), fibroadenoma (Radiology 1989;172:671), fasciitis ossificans (Pathol Res Pract 2007;203:737, Archives 2004;128:e29), implant capsules (Aesthetic Plast Surg 1985;9:43), metaplastic carcinoma (Breast 2008;17:314), osteosarcoma, post-radiation therapy (Br J Radiol 2002;75:460), saline implants (Plast Reconstr Surg 2001;107:356) or silicone (Ann Plast Surg 1998;41:348)

 

Terminology

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Epidemiology

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Sites

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Etiology

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Clinical features

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Prognostic factors

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Case reports

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● 60 year old woman with breast mass (Case of Week #227)

 

Treatment

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Clinical images

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Gross description (Macroscopy)

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Gross images

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Micro description (Histopathology)

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Cytology description

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Cytology images

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Positive stains

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Negative stains

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Electron microscopy descriptions

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Electron microscopy images

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Molecular / cytogenetics description

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Molecular / cytogenetics images

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Differential Diagnosis

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Additional references

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End of Breast-nonmalignant > Ossification in breast

 

 

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