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BTDMJB. 2006; 2(1): 1-6

Radiologic findings of breast edema and causes of unilateral edema

Ercan İnci, Sibel Aydın, Gülseren Yirik, Sibel Bayramoğlu, Tan Cimilli.

Unilateral breast edema occurs due to many causes by benign or malignant diseases as carcinoma, infection, lymphatic obstruction,
trauma, congestive heart failure. It’s defined as breast edema, skin thickening, increased density of subcutaneous fatty tissue with
trabecular pattern and denser parenchyma in mammography.
Determination of the etiologies and their typical radiologic findings of these kind of edemas are significant for accurate diagnosis.
Therefore, here we described imaging appearances related to unilateral breast edema and revised principal etiologies related.

Key words: Breast edema, unilateral, radiologic findings

Article Language: Turkish English

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