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Hyperechoic lesions of the breast: radiologic-histopathologic correlation.
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PMID:  23617519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE. Breast ultrasound is helpful in the characterization of masses to differentiate benign from malignant disease. The internal echotexture of a mass is an important ultra-sound feature in breast diagnostic workup. This article reviews the imaging and histopathology findings of benign and malignant hyperechoic masses to better recognize these conditions. CONCLUSION. Hyperechoic masses are frequently benign, including hematoma, fat necrosis, abscess, and benign neoplasm. Malignant hyperechoic lesions include invasive ductal and invasive lobular carcinoma, lymphoma, and sarcoma. Understanding lesion echotexture in the context of clinical and mammographic findings will help establish appropriate diagnoses for hyperechoic masses.
Beatriz Adrada; Yun Wu; Wei Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W518-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1350, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.
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