A 21-year-old member asked:
what is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Zasuly answered
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Radiology term: That is a radiology term for a lesion that blocks ultrasound waves and makes a shadow on the ultrasound image. Sometimes correlates with denser tissue such as in malignancy in breasts. Your doctor can review the report with you.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Cyst/Solid Nodule: This is a term used to describe certain breast lumps seen on ultrasound. In and of itself, this is not very descriptive. Further ultrasound information can help us determine if its a cyst, a benign tumor, or suspicious of a malignancy (irregular margins, "taller than wide", vascular), in which case biopsy will be recommended.
Answered on Aug 4, 2019
Dr. Travis Kidner answered
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Ultrasound finding: You are describing an ultrasound finding of the breast. A hypoechoic nodule refers to a dark lesion seen on ultrasound. You would need more information to determine whether the lesions was benign or malignant.
Answered on Mar 9, 2013
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