Percutaneous embolotherapy of an arterial pseudoaneurysm of the breast: A case report

Thomas W. Pettinger, Arthur B. Dublin, Karen K Lindfors

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Abstract

Spontaneous hemorrhage in the breast is rare. It can result from anticoagulant therapy and blood dyscrasias or thrombocytopenias associated with certain drug therapies or diseases such as leukemia. Spontaneous hemorrhage in the breast has also been reported during periods of acute hypertension and when breast cancer invades and erodes local arteries. Pseudoaneurysms can be the cause or the sequela of breast hemorrhage. If left untreated, however, hemorrhage can recur. Radiologists can play a vital role both in the diagnosis and treatment of pseudoaneurysms of the breast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Disease
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

Keywords

  • breast hemorrhage
  • breast pseudoaneurysm
  • breast ultrasound
  • embolotherapy
  • mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Surgery

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