Category Archives: Breast

OB-GYNs’ Requests for Mammography and Ultrasound of the Breast

Since the advent of popularity of mammography and ultrasound of the breast in the Philippines circa 1995 (my estimate), it has been a common practice (especially nowadays – 2018- 2019) to routinely order these two tests for patients with a … Continue reading

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Not all lesions on the breast are breast diseases

Posted on May 11, 2017 by reyojoson There are a lot of medical conditions involving the breasts.  These can be generally categorized into primary breast diseases (such as breast cancer, fibroadenoma and breast abscess) or not primary breast diseases (such as mole and … Continue reading

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Macrocyst of the breast to be treated with needle aspiration, not excision

Posted on September 2, 2017 by reyojoson ROJoson’s Medical Anecdotal Report Date of Observation: September 2, 2017 A 34-year-old female with a 4-cm macrocyst (big cyst) on the left breast (diagnosed by physical examination and ultrasound) was told by a surgical oncologist that, … Continue reading

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Indications for requesting for ultrasound of the breasts

Indications for requesting for ultrasound of the breasts 1. After palpation by a physician, if there is uncertainty whether a dominant mass is present or not (meaning there is unusual thickening or prominence on the breast surface which can be … Continue reading

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Nipple mass – intraductal papilloma – 17aug19

33-year-old female with a nipple mass, no nipple discharge. Histopath: Papillary neoplasm, consider intraductal papilloma Showing the mass on the surface of the nipple – firm, at about 7 mm in diameter. After excision of the mass. Specimen – whole … Continue reading

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