What are the breast ultrasonography findings characteristic of a simple cyst?

Updated: Jan 24, 2017
  • Author: Durre Sabih, MBBS, MSc, FRCP(Edin); Chief Editor: Mahan Mathur, MD  more...
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A simple cyst, if it fulfils the appropriate ultrasound criteria (thin regular walls, no mural nodules, no septations, "clear" anechoic interior, posterior enhancement) is invariably benign. Asymptomatic simple cysts need not be aspirated, and the patient reverts to routine screening mammography.


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