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What is the definition or description of: microcalcifications?

What is the definition or description of: microcalcifications?

See below: Microcalcifications are tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium), that can be scattered throughout the mammary gland, or occur in clusters. When found on a mammogram, a radiologist will then decide whether the specks are of concern - usually, this is not the case. Commonly, they simply indicate the presence of tiny benign cysts, but can signify the presence of early breast cancer. ...Read more

Microcalcifications (Definition)

Microcalcifications are tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium), that can be scattered throughout the mammary gland, or occur in clusters. When found on a mammogram, a radiologist will then decide whether the specks are of concern - usually, this is not the case. Commonly, they simply indicate the presence of tiny benign cysts, but can signify the presence ...Read more


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Round density in the inferior mile third of the bres. No suspicious microcalcifications. What does that indicate?

Round density in the inferior mile third of the bres. No suspicious microcalcifications. What does that indicate?

It could be Fibroade: A fibroadenoma is a benign tumor of the breast, commonly see in young women. The diagnosis can be made by clinical breast examination complemented with a mammogram. You should be under the care of a physician who is familiar with breast conditions like fibroadenoma. ...Read more

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In a pathology report, what exactly is "rare microcalcification"? Is there a difference compared with "microcalcification"

In a pathology report, what exactly is "rare microcalcification"? Is there a difference compared with "microcalcification"

Not really: The little calcium chunks were probably what got spotted on mammography and how you ended up getting biopsy. The pathologist is letting your surgeon know that he/she got the right piece of breast. ...Read more

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Dr is bilateral testicular microcalcification dangerous?My dr says nothing to worry.Is my dr right?Does it affect man's life?Is it spreadable disease?

Dr is bilateral testicular microcalcification dangerous?My dr says nothing to worry.Is my dr right?Does it affect man's life?Is it spreadable disease?

Yes, possibly: Testicular microlithiasis is currently thought to be a feature of testicular dysgenesis syndrome. This carries a possible increased risk of testicular cancer and can be associated with decreased fertility. Ultrasound followup is considered appropriate as is testicular self examination. See a urologist. ...Read more

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What are clustered microcalcifications in a breast?

What are clustered microcalcifications in a breast?

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 ). ...Read more

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How often are microcalcifications cancer?

How often are microcalcifications cancer?

? in a mammogram ?: About 12% of microcalcifications seen on mammography are indicative of cancer. There are characteristics of the ca which lead the mammographer and/or surgeon to be suspicious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does testicular microcalcification affect fertility?

Does testicular microcalcification affect fertility?

Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more

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My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious?going to see BS

My diag mammo stated  presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval  how serious?going to see BS

Mammography: Hi, Pleomorphic Microcalcifications on mammogram are concerning and deserve further evaluation including Ultrasound/MRI and biopsy. please talk to your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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