It is beneficial for the radiologist to know both common and uncommon imaging signs suggestive of implant rupture, the composition of the implants being imaged, surgical approach used (axillary, subareolar
, inframammary, umbilical), history of prior breast implants, and time since placement or revision.
One breast cancer case involved a 34-year-old woman, 11 weeks pregnant, who presented with a left subareolar
breast mass and a palpable axillary node.
Sismanlarda meme dokusu palpe edilirken subareolar
disk ve glanduler dokunun hissedilmemesi lipomasti (pseudojinekomasti) olarak degerlendirilmektedir (4,8,9).
There has been a move away from peritumoral injection towards intradermal subareolar
Abscesses are located subareolar
(23%), intramammary unilocular (12%), or intramammary multilocular (65%).
Patients were excluded from participation if they had previously undergone subareolar
surgery that might have disrupted the terminal ductal system.
Mammography showed homogeneous, well-delimited subareolar
patches of moderate size, with a fibrous, granular structure (ductal ectasia).
If we had applied this approach to our cases, we would have potentially missed 2 incidents of neoplastic proliferations limited to the nipple without involvement of the subareolar
4 cm mass within the subareolar
left breast at the one o'clock position, which corresponded with the patient's palpable area of concern, with associated nipple inversion.
The histology of gynaecomastia shows ductal hyperplasia with increased subareolar
fat in the early stages, but periductal fibrous replacement and stromal hyalinisation in chronic cases (Fig.
Physical examination revealed a 7 x 8 cm cystic right subareolar
The extent of the DCIS was limited to the subareolar
region in 6 patients and estimated to involve areas measuring from 1 to 3 cm.