Which findings on postsurgical breast ultrasonography suggest a solid lesion?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Susan Ackerman, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Solid lesions can display several characteristics on sonograms. Assessing if a lesion is a complex cyst or solid lesion may be difficult. Certain characteristics are helpful in assessing a solid lesion for malignant potential. Worrisome lesions may have irregular walls, contain internal echoes, be taller than they are wide, and/or exhibit broad acoustic shadowing. Further evaluation with tissue sampling is needed to exclude malignancy.


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