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C-0777 - Foreign bodies of the breast: “in vivo” and “in vitro” radiologic- clinical correlation

J. Kim, S. Kim, D. Lee, J. Lee; Cheonan/KR Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interest: Breast
Imaging Techniques: CT, Ultrasound, MR
Procedures: History, Biopsy
Special Focuses: Foreign bodies, Parasites
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Learning objectives: Foreign body of the breast is very rare, but it happens frequently. Not only there were various imaging findings, but also some of them showed specific radiologic findings depend on materials. Therefore we would like to present radiologic feature of various foreign bodies with “in vivo” and “in vitr[...]

Background: Foreign body of the breast is very rare, but it happens frequently. Patients with foreign body visited hospital for pain, palpability, or abnormal outside image. Not only there were various imaging findings, but also some of them showed specific radiologic findings depend on materials. Cases of fo[...]

Findings and procedure details: We use pork belly for in vitro images due to its abundant fat tissue, which is quite similar to human breast.  We use iU22(Philips Healthcare, Bothell, WA) 17-5MHz linear probe   1. Remnant surgical material  The most common foreign bodies encountered in the breast are surgical clips[...]

Conclusion: Awareness of foreign body in breast is very important because it can be associated with clinical symptom, underdiagnosis of other entities. Therefore, knowing exact radiologic findings of each foreign body is very important.

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