- By: Ian C Bickle, Barry Kelly
A 50 year old climateric woman presented to surgical outpatients complaining of a lump in her right breast. She had noticed the lump while showering four weeks previously and came to the hospital after encouragement from her partner. She did not complain of any nipple discharge or mastalgia. On examination the right nipple was slightly retracted. The lump was 20 x 20 mm in size, firm in nature, irregular to feel, and situated in the upper lateral quadrant of the breast. No axillary nodes were palpable. There was no hepatomegaly.
A mammogram taken during the course of these investigations is shown.