Solid axillary masses. Attempts at sonographic differentiation of an axillary lymph node from fibroadenoma

Teresa W. Chan, Rosalind H. Troupin, I. Tien Yeh

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Abstract

Two patients with axillary masses are presented whose masses had indistinguishable features on mammography and sonography: an enlarged axillary lymph node and a fibroadenoma arising from axillary breast tissue. In one case, the finding of an adjacent smaller mass with the typical echogenic center of a lymph node initially suggested lymphadenopathy, a diagnosis that eventually proved correct. In the second case, the possibility of adenopathy was also a concern; however, excision proved the mass to be a fibroadenoma. The differential diagnosis of axillary lesions in females is presented, along with a discussion of the limits of sonographically distinguishing lymph nodes from parenchymal breast lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalBreast Disease
Volume2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • axillary lesions
  • breast
  • lymph node
  • sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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