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A 53-year-old female asked:

Is there any difference between "grouped microcalcifications" and "clustered microcalcifications" in breast?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Not really: But, either description of the micro calcifications is suspicious and warrants further workup - magnification mammograms at least. Depending on what those show, a biopsy may be required to make a final diagnosis. Please complete the workup!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me clustered microcalcifications in the breast?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Go see a doctor: You need to have a clinical breast examination done by a nurse or a doctor. Further, a biopsy of your breast may be needed as clustered calcium deposits can be caused by early breast cancers called ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis). Ask your doctor to help you investigate this further.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are clustered microcalcifications in a breast?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Abnormalities: They are area (s) of tiny calcium deposits, which have high incidence of malignancy, seen in the mammogram, can not feel them by examination, could be small localised cancer tissue, and need to be examined by microscope ( biopsy needed ).

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