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Infiltrating Ductal

DMS 496

Case History
Age: 35 year old
Sex: Female
WBC: Increased with abscess or mastitis
Hematocrit: Extremely increased with hematoma
Estrogen: Some cancers fueled by high levels of estrogen
CA-125: Increased in some forms of breast cancer

Case History
Exam Ordered: Breast Ultrasound
Reason for Exam: Baseline study due to family history
Current Symptoms: Asymptomatic
Previous Imaging:
Mammogram: No suspicious masses or any malignant
appearing calcifications
Breast Ultrasound: Asymmetric lymph node in the right axilla
MRI: Highly suspicious area of enhancement in the lateral
aspect of the right breast 9:00

Sonographic Findings

Figure 1: Abnormal lymph node in

right axilla

Figure 2: MRI showing area of


Sonographic Findings

Figure 3: Gray scale image of mass

Figure 4: Color Doppler image showing

lack of blood flow within the mass

Sonographic Findings

Figure 5: Mass measurement in radial

Figure 6: Mass measurement in


Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
Mutation of epithelial cells which form a malignant mass that
spreads from inside the breast ducts and invades surrounding

Common symptoms:
Solitary, hard, painless, skin dimpling or retraction

Common sonographic findings:

Solid mass, ill defined, spiculated, irregular angular margins,
echogenic halo, taller than wide

Key Facts:
Most common breast malignancy (75%)
Most common type of breast cancer in men

About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop
invasive breast cancer during their lifetime
Accounts for about 8 out of 10 of all invasive breast

Follow Up
Biopsy performed
Pathology report positive for malignancy consistent with
infiltrating ductal carcinoma

Treatment plan:
No treatment recorded
Lumpectomy, mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation

Depends on multiple social, biologic, and independent
patient factors

Teachable Moment:
Utilize color Doppler
Utilize spectral Doppler
Always check patient history
Scan slowly

Take Away:
Do anything and everything necessary to find a
suspected pathology

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