Breast lumps

Last revised by Dr Ahmad Yahia on 11 Jan 2018

Breast lumps have different characteristics that allow simplification of differential diagnosis by breaking down the vast list into sections. Consider whether the lump fits into one of these categories.

Spiculated lesion

Spiculation is a feature of neoplasms and all masses that display spiculation should be further imaged and biopsied where possible.

Lobulated lesion
Round lesion
Rope like lesion

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Cases and figures

  • Phyllodes tumor
    Phyllodes tumor
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  • Breast cancer
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  • Breast hamartoma
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  • Breast harmatoma
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