Unusual Mammographic and Ultrasound Findings in a Patient With Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

Gudrun Peters, Catherine M Jones


Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive, normally asymptomatic, form of breast cancer which is increasingly detected on breast imaging. The typical mammographic finding for DCIS is microcalcification, and rarely is it seen on breast ultrasound. However in a minority of patients with isolated DCIS, palpable changes on clinical examination and/or mass-like findings on mammogram and ultrasound are seen in the absence of an invasive breast cancer. This case report illustrates an atypical example of symptomatic histologically proven DCIS with mass-like changes on breast imaging.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(4):270-273
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc639e


Breast; Symptomatic DCIS; Mammography; Ultrasound

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