Which findings on magnetic resonance mammography (breast MRI) are characteristic of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) of the breast?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Preeti Gupta, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the breast is rare and usually secondary to involvement elsewhere in the body. Primary lymphoma may be synchronously or metachronously bilateral; in some cases, it grows rapidly and forms a large mass. These tumors can be occasionally confused with an invasive carcinoma, particularly if only needle-biopsy specimens are examined. Breast MRI can help in determining the intramammary extent of disease and may be useful for monitoring the response to chemotherapy.

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