Japanese Journal of Radiology

, 29:660

Cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma of the breast: a rare cause of cystic breast mass

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11604-011-0601-y

Cite this article as:
Song, S.W., Whang, I.Y. & Chang, E.D. Jpn J Radiol (2011) 29: 660. doi:10.1007/s11604-011-0601-y

Abstract

We present the case of a surgically confirmed, invasive, cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma (CHDC) of the breast in a 43-year-old woman. The initial sonography showed a complex cyst, which required a core biopsy; however, the diagnosis was delayed as the patient refused to undergo the biopsy and the cyst decreased in size, as seen on follow-up sonography. Excision biopsy was performed, and invasive CHDC was diagnosed after regrowth of the cystic lesion. Meticulous sonographic evaluation of a cystic breast mass is always important, and pathology confirmation must be considered if the lesion shows features suspicious for malignancy, as a CHDC could be the cause of a cystic breast mass.

Key words

Cystic hypersecretory ductal carcinoma Cyst Breast 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Wha Song
    • 1
  • In Yong Whang
    • 1
  • Eun Deok Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s HospitalKyunggidoKorea
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PathologyThe Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s HospitalKyunggidoKorea

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