|Print Date:||May 25, 2013, 12:36 am|
|Title||Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)|
|Text||The work-up of calcifications includes a magnification view to better define the calcifications and to evaluate for multifocal disease (disease extent). A lateral view is useful to exclude milk of calcium. The differential for a cluster of calcifications includes atypical ductal hyperplasia, ductal carcinoma in situ, fibrocystic changes with microcalcifications, fat necrosis, degenerating fibroadenoma, and infarcted papilloma. At our institution, stereotactic core biopsy would be performed.
Annual screening mammograms is recommended in all women starting at age 40. Additional recommendations include a baseline mammogram 10 years earlier than the age of mother / sister when their cancer was diagnosed.
|Contributor||Grady Shue (National Capital Consortium)|
|Peer Reviewer||Claudia E Galbo (Uniformed Services University)|
|Record Number||: 3677|
|Location:||Breast and Mammography|
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