Sonographic Elastography of Mastitis.

Title

Sonographic Elastography of Mastitis.

Creator

Sousaris Nicholas; Barr Richard G

Publisher

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Date

2016
2016-08

Description

Sonographic elastography has been shown to be a useful imaging modality in characterizing breast lesions as benign or malignant. However, in preliminary research, mastitis has given false-positive findings on both strain and shear wave elastography. In this article, we review the findings in mastitis with and without abscess formation on both strain and shear wave elastography. The elastographic findings in all cases were suggestive of a malignancy according to published thresholds. In cases of mastitis with abscess formation, there is a characteristic appearance, with a central very soft area (abscess cavity) and a very stiff outer rim (edema and inflammation). This appearance should raise the suspicion of mastitis with abscess formation, since these findings are rare in breast cancers.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Aged; Retrospective Studies; Ultrasonography; Sensitivity and Specificity; breast; breast ultrasound; Breast/diagnostic imaging; Elasticity Imaging Techniques/*methods; elastography; mastitis; Mastitis/*diagnostic imaging; shear wave elastography; strain elastography; Diagnosis; Differential; Computer-Assisted; Image Interpretation; Mammary/*methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1791–1797

Issue

8

Volume

35

Citation

Sousaris Nicholas; Barr Richard G, “Sonographic Elastography of Mastitis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5289.

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