A woman who underwent bilateral musculocutaneous flap breast reconstruction developed palpable and radiographic abnormalities in both breasts that were worrisome for malignancy. Surgical biopsy of both lesions revealed fat necrosis. Although mammography is seldom done for patients with reconstructed breasts, the radiologist should be aware that fat necrosis may simulate malignancy in this clinical setting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 1988|
- breast reconstruction
- fat necrosis
- transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap
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