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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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.
Therefore, excision is recommended following a diagnosis of radial scar on core needle biopsy.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of this mass include a hyperintense central radial scar on T2 weighted imaging.
Differentiation of radial scar from scirrhous carcinoma of the breast: mammographic-pathologic correlation.
The five biopsies with benign results included two fibroadenomas, one radial scar, one fibrous histiocytoma, and one area of fibrosis.
If the tissue has an abnormality called a radial scar, the woman is almost twice as likely to develop cancer.
There was no evidence of cytologic atypia or carcinoma in either the radial scar or fibroadenoma.
The radial scar was initially present on the second slide, while the tubular carcinoma was first detected on the fourth slide.
Other associated findings included a radial scar, multifocal atypical ductal hyperplasia, and lobular intraeithelial neoplasia.
Another benign papillary lesion is radial sclerosing lesion or radial scar.
Radial scars have a similar gross appearance, but histologically, the connective tissue component of radial scars has more collagen and is hypocellular.