What are findings on magnetic resonance mammography (breast MRI) are characteristic of atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Preeti Gupta, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) is a well-recognized, high-risk condition that may progress to DCIS and, eventually, to invasive carcinoma. Moreover, ADH can get upgraded to malignancy in 16-50% cases, which usually justifies surgical excision. On MRI, ADH can appear like a mass or nonmass enhancement.


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