MRI Case 19

57 y/o F presents for diagnostic MRI to determine staging. What is notable about the extent of disease?

NIPPLE RETRACTION

  • The nipple is pulled in
  • If new, suspicion for underlying malignancy is increased
  • Should be differentiated from nipple inversion which is often bilateral¬†
    • If inversion has been stable for a long period of time and no suspicious findings on imaging – not a sign of malignancy

Related Radiology Article: Nicholson BT, Harvey JA, Cohen MA. Nipple-areolar complex: normal anatomy and benign and malignant processes. Radiographics. 2009 Mar;29(2):509-23.