Lymphoma affecting the breast: A pictorial review of multimodal imaging findings

Euddeum Shim, Sung Eun Song, Bo Kyoung Seo, Young Sik Kim, Gil Soo Son

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    Abstract

    Hematological malignancies rarely affect the breast, and the majority of those that do are lymphomas. In this review, we describe the clinical aspects and multimodal imaging findings of breast lymphoma. We also illustrate the key clinical and radiological findings that allow it to be distinguished from various other malignant and benign diseases of the breast. Breast lymphoma manifests as a breast mass, a change in the subcutaneous tissue or the skin, or enlargement of the associated lymph node on radiological examination. Radiological findings associated with other breast malignancies, such as calcifications, spiculations, or architectural distortions are extremely rare. Skin and subcutaneous changes frequently accompany T-cell lymphoma. Multimodal breast imaging characteristics may aid in the diagnosis of breast lymphoma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)254-265
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Breast Cancer
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep

    Keywords

    • Breast
    • Computed tomography
    • Lymphoma
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Ultrasonography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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