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Hamartoma of the Breast

  • Rare, benign, well-circumscribed mass
  • Mixed density 2° to fat and water
  • Mean age 45
  • Mass is usually soft and often non-palpable
  • Mammography
    • Surrounded by a thin capsule under which, there may be
    • Peripheral radiolucent zone of fat
    • Mass may contain calcifications


 breast hamartoma

Hamartoma of the Breast. Two images of the left breast demonstrate a well-circumscribed mass of mixed density with a thin white line surrounding the mass underneath which is a zone of radiolucent fat
consistent with a hamartoma of the breast

Thanks to Debra Copit, MD who submitted the case material