Journal article

False-positive breast screening due to fat necrosis following mammography.

Jennifer N Cawson, Frank A Malara

Australasian Radiology | Published : 2004


Traumatic fat necrosis can result in a spectrum of imaging appearances that range from characteristically benign to those indistinguishable from malignancy. In such cases, biopsy might be required for diagnosis. The present case demonstrates a suspicious mammographic mass lesion appearing following a haematoma caused by a previous screening mammogram.

University of Melbourne Researchers