GAMUT I-14-S
LESIONS OR ARTIFACTS THAT CAN MIMIC A TRUE BREAST LESION


1. Fat necrosis  (oil or lipid cyst, posttraumatic or postsurgical)
2. Film or screen artifacts (scratches , fingerprints)
3. Foreign substance on skin surface (eg, medicinal ointment; bandage; axillary deodorant )
4. Lymph nodes (in axilla, axillary tail of breast, or intramammary )
5. Lymphedema (eg, obstruction of lymph drainage from metastases or surgery; heart failure)
6. Nipple out of profile ; retracted nipple
7. Postbiopsy scar
8. Silicone or paraffin injection 
9. Skin calcifications
10. Skin lesion (eg, wart; mole ; neurofibroma ; sebaceous  or epidermal inclusion cyst)
11. Superimposition of fibroglandular breast tissue





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