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Breast imaging – Breast ultrasound – Ultrasound lexicon – Associated features – Oedema


Oedema of breast is seen on ultrasound as a collection of tissue fluid in interlobular spaces with associated skin thickening. Breast oedema is seen in acute mastitis or malignant mass with lymphatic obstruction. It may also be seen after surgery, radiotherapy, or biopsy .

Acute mastitis

Malignant mass with lymphatic obstruction

Postoperative changes


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