“Radiopaque Densities Within Axillary Lymph Nodes”
When intranodal calcific appearing densities are encountered on mammography, the radiologist should be aware of the differential diagnoses associated with such findings, including occult breast or extramammary malignancy. Closely examining the morphology and the distribution of the radiodensities may help in delineating benign from pathologic etiologies. Obtaining a past medical history and examining the patient for upper extremity, breast or shoulder tattoos will aid in narrowing the differential diagnoses; however, biopsy is often necessary to exclude malignancy given the overlap in mammographic and ultrasonographic appearance of normal and pathologic lymph nodes as well as the non -specific presentation of the tattoo pigment radiodensities.
|Work Title||“Radiopaque Densities Within Axillary Lymph Nodes”|
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|Publication Date||January 1, 2014|
|Deposited||July 09, 2021|
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