Primary breast amyloidosis presenting as microcalcifications only

Youngsub Shim, Min Jung Kim, Han Suk Ryu, Sung Hee Park

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Abstract

Amyloidosis is a rare disease characterized by the formation of pathological protein deposits in organs or tissues. It is typically a systemic disease which can occur in a localized form. Amyloidosis of the breast is uncommon. Common mammographic findings of breast amyloidosis are multiple nodules with or without calcifications. We report a case of primary localized breast amyloidosis presenting suspicious microcalcifications on mammography without associated masses. Mammography in a 72-year-old woman displayed multiple, linearly distributed, irregular and rod-like calcifications in the subareolar area of the left breast. The patient underwent surgical excision under mammo-guided needle localization and the pathology was confirmed to be breast amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013

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Calcinosis
Amyloidosis
Breast
Mammography
Rare Diseases
Needles
Primary amyloidosis
Pathology
Proteins

Keywords

  • Amyloidosis
  • Breast
  • Microcalcification

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Shim, Youngsub ; Kim, Min Jung ; Ryu, Han Suk ; Park, Sung Hee. / Primary breast amyloidosis presenting as microcalcifications only. In: Korean Journal of Radiology. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 723-726.
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Primary breast amyloidosis presenting as microcalcifications only. / Shim, Youngsub; Kim, Min Jung; Ryu, Han Suk; Park, Sung Hee.

In: Korean Journal of Radiology, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.09.2013, p. 723-726.

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