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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 01:51PM

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?

Dx 5/18/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 13, 2010 01:56PM 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!

Anne

"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future" Dx 9/5/2003, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes Surgery 9/15/2003 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/29/2003 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/4/2005 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2009 Evista (raloxifene)
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Jan 13, 2010 02:01PM mymountain wrote:

Ma,

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!

MM

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 05:55PM 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 06:11PM apple wrote:

fantastic..

peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+