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8/9/2017I had an MRI for an issue on the left breast however during the MRI, a new 1.3cm oval mass with smooth borders and with progressive uptake was noted on the right breast. it was noted as most likely a fibroadenoma. One week later, went for a follow-up ultrasound and the mass was noted as an irregular hypoechoic lesion measuring 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm without discernible vascular flow.
So a few questions:
Can a mass change in size and shape that quickly?
I know that taller than wide is concerning, how about as wide as tall?
Should I be concerned that this mass was not noted on either of the 2 diagnostic mammograms (one within the last three months)?


RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
8/10/2017Irregular hypoechoic masses in the breast do not always indicate malignancies. Many benign breast diseases present with irregular hypoechoic masses that can mimic carcinoma on ultrasound. Imaging exams can use different techniques to obtain pictures of the breast or an area within the breast. There can be some variation in size as well as appearance.

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