Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast: Mammographic appearance and pathologic correlation

G Santamaria*, M Velasco, G Zanon, B Farrus, R Molina, M Sole, PL Fernandez

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to describe the mammographic features of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast and to correlate mammography findings with histopathologic findings.

CONCLUSION. Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare type of breast neoplasm that usually appears as a slowly enlarging nodule, In spite of its low incidence, recognition is important because early detection ensures good prognosis. On mammography, these tumors often appear as moderately circumscribed, lobulated nodules that are similar to other types of benign and malignant tumors. Therefore, cytologic and histologic evaluations are needed for accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1679-1683
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of roentgenology (AJR)
Volume171
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998

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