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Topic: Anechoic mass ???

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010 02:51PM

mawhinney wrote:

A recent ultrasound found a 4mm "nearly anechoic mass" which was needle aspirated. The mass , collasped & was found to be a cyst. Not enough fluid to be tested. Rated BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDINGS.  Does anyone know what does anechoic means?

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Jan 13, 2010 02:56PM awb wrote:

anechoic---neither having nor producing echoes. I don't know what that really means, but if it was found to be a cyst which collapsed when aspirated, that's good news! Birads 2 is benign, so very good news!


"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future"

Dx 9/5/2003, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodesSurgery 09/16/2003 Lumpectomy (Right)Hormonal Therapy 10/30/2003 TamoxifenSurgery 04/05/2005 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Hormonal Therapy 02/28/2009 Evista
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Jan 13, 2010 03:01PM mymountain wrote:


I believe this term refers to a cyst that is fluid filled, a solid mass will return the US, or echoic waves. 

Congrats on the b9 bx!


dx5/08 ILC 1cm/dcis in margins stage l grade ll 0/3 nodes er+pr- her2-,mast/diep recon

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Jan 13, 2010 06:55PM mawhinney wrote:

Thanks for the input. Luckily, my cyst turned out to be fluid filled. 

Dx 5/18/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 13, 2010 07:11PM apple wrote:


peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen

Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+