Curr Health Sci J, vol. 47, no. 2, 2021

Imaging Features of Rare Breast Lesions in Young Women

[Case Report]

Raluca-Elena Nica(1,2), Mircea-Sebastian Serbanescu(3), Lucian-Mihai Florescu(2,4), Georgiana-Cristiana Camen(2,4), Ioana-Andreea Gheonea(2,4)


(1)PhD Student, Doctoral School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Emergency Clinical County Hospital of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Rare breast tumors, such as, pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia, granulomatous mastitis, tubular adenoma, myofibroblastoma and xanthogranulomatous mastitis, sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumors can sometimes be misdiagnosed because of the similarities in their imagistic characteristics. The main objective of our report is to emphasize the importance of performing ultrasound-guided breast biopsies of suspect lesions in young patients. We performed an US-guided breast biopsy instead of an excisional biopsy because breast surgery has a huge psychological impact. We selected 3 atypical breast tumors in young women, with different clinical signs and symptoms, some of which similar to other breast lesions, but with rapid growth, which needed a different and multiple imaging approach.


Keywords:
US-guided breast biopsy, rare breast tumors, young patients



Corresponding:
Mircea-Sebastian Serbanescu, Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, 2-4 Petru Rare Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania, e-mail: mircea_serbanescu@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.47.02.25 - Download PDF