Two foreign body reactions caused by suture materials: Mammograms mimic cancer as a spiculated lesion

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Koktener A., AKIN K., Kosehan D., Cakir B., Haltas H.

JBR-BTR, vol.95, no.1, pp.20-21, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5334/jbr-btr.552
  • Journal Name: JBR-BTR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-21
  • Keywords: Breast neoplasms, Granuloma
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


A spiculated breast lesion on mammogram is highly suggestive of malignancy. However, it can be seen on rare occasions in benign conditions including foreign body associated granuloma. We describe two foreign body reactions in the breast caused by suture materials and describe the clinical, radiological and pathological features.