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Breast J. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):359-62.

Diabetic fibrous mastopathy: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging findings.

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Department of Radiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.


Diabetic fibrous mastopathy (DFM) is an uncommon lesion that may clinically mimic breast carcinoma. Routine mammographic and ultrasonographic features of this disease also mimic the those of malignant disease, making an accurate preoperative diagnosis difficult. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), however, reveals a homogeneous low-enhancement with a gradual and progressive course without a washout. A corresponding time intensity curve is related to benign lesions of low vascularity, and by being a potential criterion for making a differentiation between DFM and malignant processes, spares patients from excisional biopsy.

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