Fig.1 Ultrasound at 4 o'clock of the right breast shows a 2-cm solid-appearing mass (arrows) with posterior acoustic enhancement (arrowheads) in a young pregnant woman who had breast tenderness for several weeks.
Fig. 2 Color Doppler ultrasound of the mass reveals increased blood flow to the periphery of the mass within central flow.
- Ultrasound is the primary method for evaluation of young women with breast complaints
- In pregnant women with a solid-appearing breast mass, differential diagnoses are fibroadenoma, breast cancer and solid-appearing abscess (like in this case).
- Ultrasound is used to guide interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the breast.