An unusual breast lesion: The ultrasonographic, mammographic, MRI and nuclear medicine findings of mammary hibernoma

Nicoletta Martini, V. Londero, P. Machin, L. L. Travaini, C. Zuiani, M. Bazzocchi, G. Paganelli

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Abstract

We report the case of a 42-year-old woman being treated for an ovarian cancer who was diagnosed at the age of 40. A CT-positron emission tomography (PET) scan performed as follow-up documented abnormal uptake in the right breast. Mammograms were negative for malignancy, while a focal hyperechoic lesion was observed on ultrasonography in the same breast. Thus, she was referred to our institution for breast MRI, which showed a focal area of enhancement with atypical features. Percutaneous biopsy was performed, and a mammary hibernoma was diagnosed. Radiological and pathological correlation was provided. To our knowledge, this is the only report that describes the features of this rare tumour on four different imaging modalities (mammography, ultrasonography, MRI and CT-PET).

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume83
Issue number985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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