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Case 15313

Breast granular cell tumour – a rare case

Author(s)
Cristina Ferreira, Manuel Cruz, Pedro Gil Oliveira, Raquel Madaleno, Manuela Gonçalo, Filipe Caseiro Alves

Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal
 
Patient
female, 40 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Ultrasound study

    Image of ultrasound study revealed a 13 mm of axial diameter, solid nodular lesion on upper outer quadrant of the left breast, hypoechoic, with regular margins and well-defined.

     
    Area of Interest: Breast; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Elastographic evaluation
     

    Elastographic evaluation of this lesion was also performed demonstrating features suggestive of malignancy such as less compressibility and more stiffness comparing to the surrounding tissue.

     
    Area of Interest: Breast; Imaging Technique: Elastography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;

    The area of highest shear wave velocity in the elastogram was 7.9, increasing the malignancy suspicion, comparing with the adjacent tissue this value was 0,88.

     
    Area of Interest: Breast; Imaging Technique: Elastography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Mammography

    On mammography, this lesion was a round mass well-defined with irregular borders, without distortion of the surrounding parenchyma or microcalcifications. No skin thickening or retraction was seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Breast; Imaging Technique: Mammography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
Image of ultrasound study revealed a 13 mm of axial diameter, solid nodular lesion on upper outer quadrant of the left breast, hypoechoic, with regular margins and well-defined.
 
Elastographic evaluation of this lesion was also performed demonstrating features suggestive of malignancy such as less compressibility and more stiffness comparing to the surrounding tissue.
 
The area of highest shear wave velocity in the elastogram was 7.9, increasing the malignancy suspicion, comparing with the adjacent tissue this value was 0,88.
 
On mammography, this lesion was a round mass well-defined with irregular borders, without distortion of the surrounding parenchyma or microcalcifications. No skin thickening or retraction was seen.
 
 
 
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