Popcorn calcification within the breast

Last revised by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad on 13 Oct 2021

Popcorn calcification in the breast is the classical description for the calcification seen in involuting fibroadenomas which, as the name suggests, has a popcorn-like appearance. 

Pathology

A fibroadenoma in the long run may degenerate and calcify. Initially, there are a few punctate peripheral microcalcifications. These, with time, become more dense and coarse finally giving rise to the classical popcorn appearance.

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