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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2010 Dec;63(6):569-575. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2010.63.6.569
Lee YJ , Choo KS , Bae YT , Kim JY .
Department of Radiology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Korea. kschoo0618@naver.com
Department of General Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Korea.
Abstract

Sparganosis of the breast is a quite rare parasitic infection of humans and presents as soft tissue masses that mimic breast malignancy or benign tumor, such as fibroadenoma. We present here a case of histologically confirmed breast sparganosis in the upper inner quadrant of the right breast with coexisting breast cancer in the ipsilateral breast upper outer quadrant. Ultrasonography of breast sparganosis showed a well defined, tubular hypoechoic mass with discrete multilayered wall and tubule-in tubule appearance, surrounded by heterogenous hyperechoic areas in the subcutaneous fat layer of the breast. MRI revealed an elongated tubular structure with persistent and progressive enhancement. This is the second report concerned with the MRI and ultrasonographic findings of breast sparganosis and the first report of breast sparganosis in a patient with ipsilateral breast cancer.

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