IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 20 / Issue 2 / pii/1999140

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Radial scar of the breast

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1 Breast Unit - 2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1999, 20(2), 147–149;
Published: 10 April 1999

Four cases of radial scar of the breast, primarily diagnosed as carcinoma are presented; the patients were found among 858 patients who were operated on at our Breast Unit over the last 4 years. The lesion was revealed on routine mammographic examination in 4 of our patients, while in the fourth it was found by palpation. In two of our patients mammographic examination revealed archi­tectural distortion, in one patient micro-calcifications and in the fourth patient a stellate lesion was found. In the last two patients the lesion was localized before surgery with a hook wire. Diagnosis was established by histopathologic examination in all cases. The surgeon, the radiologist and the pathologist should be aware of this clinical entity which, in spite of its benign character, has the ability to simulate invasive carcinoma clinically, mammographically and histopathologically.

Radial scar
Sclerosing adenosis
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