Breast calcifications following electrical defibrillation

An unusual mammographic appearance

Steven M. Westphal, Manish Jani, Sunil Badve

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We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with a past medical history of end-stage renal disease and a recent history of electrical defibrillation who arrived for her annual mammogram with no breast-related complaints. The mammogram showed interval development of unusual clusters of heterogeneous calcifications. The patient underwent stereotactic core-needle biopsy for definitive diagnosis. The pathologic evaluation revealed fibrosis, abnormal adipocytes, and calcifications with no evidence of malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30107
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Large-Core Needle Biopsy
Adipocytes
Chronic Kidney Failure
Breast
Fibrosis
Neoplasms

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Breast calcifications following electrical defibrillation : An unusual mammographic appearance. / Westphal, Steven M.; Jani, Manish; Badve, Sunil.

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