Topic: Interpreting Mammograms: Architectural Distortion

Forum: Not Diagnosed But Worried — For those who are experiencing symptoms or received concerning test results, but haven't been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2017 06:59AM

Posted on: Aug 6, 2017 06:59AM

djmammo wrote:

from the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Boot Camp

(ligaments referred to are Cooper's Ligaments part of the support structure of normal breast tissue)


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Aug 6, 2017 08:51AM mommakat wrote:

thanks DJ. Makes me feel good that I'm going for further evaluation

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Aug 7, 2017 12:28PM MTwoman wrote:

Really helpful post, as ever. Thanks DJMammo!

Dx 12/10/2002, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2002 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 12/23/2003 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Surgery Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Mastectomy: Right
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Aug 7, 2017 11:32PM HeartdesiresLife wrote:

Thank you very much Dr. djmammo for the informative video...for some reason I never thought about looking up breast cancer information on YouTube and it is chock-full of helpful videos.

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Jul 23, 2018 10:07AM Youngweezer wrote:

Thank you very much for posting this educational video.

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Nov 16, 2018 02:40PM moderators wrote:

TexasBelle06, we understand how scary this can feel. We tend to jump to the worst-case scenario.

Call-backs aren't unusual. It sounds like they are being thorough.

Take deep breaths, and distract yourself. And do let us know how things go.

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Dec 7, 2018 10:18AM djmammo wrote:

Here is a list of causes of architectural distortion both benign and malignant from a recent lecture I heard. They are listed in order of most common to least common causes.

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Apr 10, 2019 04:52PM jenney75 wrote:

thank you for this! I do have a question. I am scheduled for biopsy next week for something very similar. Mine is at 1:00 posterior. I did have a breast reduction 15 years ago. Is it still possible for the asymmetrical AD showing up to be scar tissue?

Thanks!

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Apr 11, 2019 05:02AM djmammo wrote:

jenney75

It depends on whether or not its a new finding. If your current study was compared to a prior post-op study, and this finding is new, then it needs to be evaluated.

Also, in my experience the type of scarring present from reduction does usually not present as focal AD like a lumpectomy or other similar surgery.

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Apr 11, 2019 08:26AM jenney75 wrote:

Thank you! Unfortunately they had nothing to compare it to. I just had my first mammogram a few weeks ago and that’s when it was discovered.

The radiologist didn’t seem too convinced it was scar tissue, but I think he was trying to alleviate my concern

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Apr 11, 2019 09:41AM djmammo wrote:

Jenney75

If they did an US, can you post it here

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