Calcinosis circumscripta of the breasts: The deeper meaning

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Calcinosis circumscripta of the breasts: The deeper meaning
Creator Sewchuran, Tanusha Kabeya, Joel M.
Subject Radiology calcinosis circumscripta; breast calcinosis; benign breasts calcification; mammography; HRCT
Description Calcinosis circumscripta involving the breasts usually hints at an underlying systemic cause, most commonly connective tissue disorders such as scleroderma or dermatomyositis. Localised scleroderma, also known as morphoea, is not usually associated with the systemic anomalies affecting the lungs and gastrointestinal system, but does manifest as calcified dermal and subdermal sclerotic plaques. Histological confirmation with skin biopsy is diagnostic.Contribution: Recognition of the atypical, bizarre, linear dystrophic calcifications on mammography should direct appropriate systemic investigations.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor None
Date 2023-09-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v27i1.2730
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 27, No 1 (2023); 3 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage Africa, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, uMgungundlovu District 2017 - 2022 61; Female; Indian
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Tanusha Sewchuran, Joel M. Kabeya