Radial Scar

ra·di·al scle·ros·ing le·sion

a variant of sclerosing adenosis of the breast with central scar formation and radiating hyperplastic ducts.
Synonym(s): radial scar
Any of a group of breast lesions which can mimic invasive carcinoma by physical exam, radiology, gross exam and microscopic exam. The lesions are small, stellate by gross and low-power microscopy and characterised by central fibrosis—usually with an elastotic core and varying amounts of epithelial proliferation and distortion. Microcalcifications can be seen
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Some synonyms include radial scar, radial sclerosing lesion, and indurative mastopathy.
Radial scar (RS) is a pseudo-infiltrative lesion characterized by a fibro-elastotic core with entrapped ducts and surrounding radiating ducts and lobules demonstrating a range of epithelial hyperplasia.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of this mass include a hyperintense central radial scar on T2 weighted imaging.
Known by names such as elastosis, sclerosing papillary proliferation, radial sclerosing lesion and sclerosing duct hyperplasia, the radial scar is one of few benign lesions that closely imitates breast carcinoma's ability to form spiculations (small, needle-shaped bodies).
If the tissue has an abnormality called a radial scar, the woman is almost twice as likely to develop cancer.
The differential diagnosis included radial scar (RS), low-grade adenosquamous carcinoma (LGASC), or benign entrapped glands at the edge of a sclerosing papillary lesion.
0) of hyperplasia, atypia, DCIS, sclerosis adenosis, and radial scar.
The five biopsies with benign results included two fibroadenomas, one radial scar, one fibrous histiocytoma, and one area of fibrosis.
There was no evidence of cytologic atypia or carcinoma in either the radial scar or fibroadenoma.
Surgical excision is largely motivated by the concern that carcinoma associated with the radial scar in the NCB has gone unsampled.
Other associated findings included a radial scar, multifocal atypical ductal hyperplasia, and lobular intraeithelial neoplasia.