Breast cancer from the excisional scar of a benign mass

Jung Kim Min, Eun Kyung Kim, Young Lee Ji, Hyun Youk Ji, Byeong Woo Park, Haeryoung Kim, Keun Oh Ki

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Breast cancer developing from a surgical scar is rare; this type of malignancy has been reported in only 12 cases to date. Herein, we report on a 52-year-old female who developed infiltrating ductal carcinoma in a surgical scar following excision of a benign mass. Two years previously, the patient underwent surgery and radiotherapy for invasive ductal carcinoma of the contralateral breast. The initial appearance of the scar was similar to fat necrosis; it was observed to be progressively shrinking on follow-up sonography. On the two year follow-up ultrasound, the appearance changed, an angular margin and vascularity at the periphery of the scar were noted. A biopsy and subsequent excision of the scar were performed; the diagnosis of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the scar was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
JournalKorean journal of radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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