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Case Report
Chronic Hematoma Mimicing Recurrent Breast Carcinoma and Contribution of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to the Diagnosis
1 Department of Radiological, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey  
2 Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey  
Eur J Breast Health 2013; 9: 210-214
DOI: 10.5152/tjbh.2013.35
Key Words: Breast cancer, diffusion weighted imaging, hematoma, magnetic resonance imaging, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Local recurrence of breast carcinoma after breast conservative therapy is an unwanted situation with a high possibility. Paranchymal distortion and edema secondary to surgery and radiotheraphy results in difficulties in the mammographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of the breast. After treatment of breast carcinoma, sensitivity of mammography decreases below the normal population. Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be helpful in the discrimination of scar tissue in the region of operation from local recurrence. Advanced MRI applications such as diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and proton (1H) MR spectroscopy also have contribution in diagnosis. In this case report we aimed to determine the contribution of MRI and advanced MRI techniques to a lesion which was detected by conventional methods in an operated breast carcinoma patient.

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