GAMUT I-10-6
BREAST CALCIFICATIONS - DIFFUSE SCATTERED MICROCALCIFICATIONS


1. [Artifacts or pseudocalcifications from powders, creams, ointments, or deodorants  on skin surface of breast or axilla]
2. Atrophic 
3. Carcinoma (intraductal  or multicentric lobular)
4. Fibrocystic change (esp. sclerosing adenosis)
5. Involutional glandular
6. Plasma cell mastitis*   (secretory disease; periductal mastitis; ductal ectasia)


* May occasionally show dense, regular, elongated, linear, or branching intraductal calcifications as well as more common large, smooth, dense, round or oval calcifications.

[    ] This condition does not actually cause the gamuted imaging finding, but can produce imaging changes that simulate it.




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