Updated: 4/30/2015

Traumatic Fat Necrosis

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Introduction
  • A benign, painless lump as a result of physical injury to breast tissue
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • indurated, painless mass
Evaluation
  • Histology
    • lipid-laden macrophages
    • foreign body giant cells
    • fibrosis with dystrophic calcification
      • similar mechanism to pancreatic injury

 

 

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