Abstract Title:

Disappearing breast masses caused by compression during mammography.

Abstract Source:

Radiology. 1987 Nov;165(2):327-8. PMID: 3659351

Abstract Author(s):

D R Pennes, M J Homer

Article Affiliation:

Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109.


Two cases are described in which a palpable mass and a nonpalpable mass disappeared during the performance of mammography. The disappearance is presumed to be caused by cyst rupture, resulting from the firm compression used to perform the examination. This occurrence can create confusing clinical and radiographic situations, and radiologists should be aware that occasional cyst rupture may occur.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Anti Therapeutic Actions : X-ray Mammography : CK(421) : AC(58)

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