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Linear non mass enhancement MRI results

rhjd2599 Member Posts: 2
edited October 2022 in Waiting for Test Results

A little over a month ago, I thought I had a breast infection. I scheduled an appointment with my breast specialist. Before the appointment, my left breast and left arm swelled significantly. Still swollen but not as bad. After a clear ultrasound and mammogram, I was scheduled for an MRI. Received results on Sept 29. Don't see the doctor until Oct 10. Waiting is killing me. Was hoping someone may have insight on what the radiologist stated. I have a linear non mass enhancement near a dilated duct. It's Birad 4. I can't decide if the 7cm is size or distance from nipple??? Below is the actual report:

Left breast: The left breast demonstrates heterogeneous fibroglandular tissue
with moderate background parenchymal enhancement.

Linear non mass enhancement is visualized in the central left breast, extending
from the nipple anteriorly to 7 cm posterior to the nipple in the posterior one
third of the breast (series 10401 image 116). An adjacent dilated duct is
visualized lateral to this enhancement with T1 bright signal consistent with
intraductal blood products or proteinaceous debris. Additional scattered foci
of enhancement similar to prior breast MRI. Susceptibility artifact is
visualized in the outer left breast consistent with prior biopsy localization
clips. No suspicious left axillary or internal mammary lymph nodes.


  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,657
    edited October 2022

    Dear rhjd259, we're sorry you have to be here and worried, but glad you found us! There's no doubt that waiting is a difficult part, so hopefully we'll all be able to help you through it!

    Until other members post their own experiences and advice, you may want to check out some of the topics of the Not Diagnosed But Worried forum, here in our discussion boards, such as:

    Topic: For ALL Not Diagnosed Newbies: Imaging & Common Symptoms FAQs

    Topic: Interpreting Your Report

    We hope this helps ease your mind until your appointment, and please, come back to let us know how it goes. This wonderful community is always here to support you. Good luck!

    The Mods

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited October 2022
    Waiting is the worst! Have you tried calling to ask for clarification on the report? Sometimes they can talk on the phone for quick things like that so you don't have to wait for the in-person appointment.
  • rhjd2599
    rhjd2599 Member Posts: 2
    edited October 2022

    No I haven't called. I normally see my doctor (who is a breast surgeon) but because he is so booked, I saw the nurse practioner. When she called, she literally read the radiologist comments. I see my doctor on Monday. He is very good and I know he will be very detailed but it seems like an eternity.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,657
    edited October 2022

    Hang in there rhjd2599, and please let us know how things go on Monday. We're sending good thoughts your way!

    --The Mods