Suture calcification (breast)

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[edit] Discussion of Suture calcification (breast)

  • Can be seen after lumpectomy and radiation therapy.
  • Theorized that tissue damage from radiation therapy delays resorption of suture. Suture acts as a nidus for calcification.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Suture calcification (breast)

[edit] Mammogram

  • Curvilinear calcification forming loops.
  • Calcified knots

[edit] Images

Patient #1

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: Suture calcification

[edit] References for Suture calcification (breast)

  • Cardenosa, Gilda. Breast Imaging Companion. FULL REFERENCE NEEDED.