Other Lesions

  • B.-Joachim Hackelöer
  • Volker Duda
  • Günther Lauth


Hematoma formation is a frequent sequel to surgery or fine-needle aspirations of the breast. Although hematomas are usually easy to detect clinically, it is often difficult to establish their total extent. Ultrasound is the diagnostic study of choice in these cases. Fresh hematomas appear as predominantly cystic or anechoic masses with relatively ill-defined borders (Figs. 4.1, 4.2). Older, more organized hematomas present as solid masses, and diagnosis must be established by needle aspiration (Fig. 4.3).


Male Breast Augmented Breast Acoustic Shadow Radial Projection Keloid Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B.-Joachim Hackelöer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Volker Duda
    • 3
  • Günther Lauth
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MarburgMarburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.University of HamburgHamburgFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of MarburgMarburgFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Department of Gynecologic RadiologyUniversity of MarburgMarburgFederal Republic of Germany

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