Left breast fat necrosis

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Avatar f tn I had a breast reduction in 2006. Since then I have had numerous problems with fat necrosis. How common is fat necrosis following breast reduction and what is the causes of this problem ? Also is fat necrosis painful? I also had a mammogram and ultrasound in July of 2008 with repeat films in December of 2008 which showed a increase in size of the fat necrosis in two separate areas. Any thoughts or comments on this issue. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for the reply. There is so much info online I just don't know what to think anymore. I've made an appt w my GYN for next Monday bc I've known her 15+ years and trust her. I am using a warm compress and gently massaging a few times a day. Hopefully it will resolve itself. Plastic surgeons may see fat necrosis all the time but this is new to me and a bit frightening. I'm more than just a "breast reduction"...
Avatar n tn The real question is why has fat necrosis occurred. Fat necrosis develops from vascular insufficiency to the tissues. Is this the result of the surgery itself or contributed by some additional underlying condition. I am as puzzled as your surgeon probably is. Once the devascularized fat is removed, the pain and drainage should stop.
Avatar m tn I'm curious about your Ultrasound report .... surely there must have been more to it than just the one word to lead to a biopsy. Did you get a copy of the report or just word from your Physician ?? I'd be interested in hearing more of the report ... if there is more; especially since the Mammogram was "normal". I wouldn't think the lump would be the result of the injury you mentioned since it was months ago but anything is possible.
Avatar n tn These came back normal too. He insisted I see a surgeon to evaluate it. I did and he believes that it is fat necrosis but is not sure and doing a breast biopsy on the 9th. I am so nervous. What are the chances that of a lump not showing up on a mammography but then is cancer?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with fat necrosis (in one breast) after a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with a tram free flap. I noticed a little hardness in one breast. How is this treated? What is the long term prognosis? Will fat necrosis make imaging studies more difficult to read?
Avatar n tn I would definitely ask your doctor why she thinks it should be biopsied. Did your doctor mention fat necrosis? Fat necrosis is a benign condition, supposedly produced by trauma to the breast, considered somewhat rare (except in cosmetic surgery circles apparently). I don't believe it is as rare as indicated. I had a classic late stage fat necrosis lesion that was BIRADS 5 scary on the mammo and US.
Avatar n tn We are cluless to what the diagnosis would be.could her lesion still be a benign fat necrosis of the breast?.... as i found in the internet sites that fat necrosis gives similar findings as cancer.Can atypical cells be found in biopsy of fat necrosis as well?? kindly enlighten...
Avatar f tn I've had bilateral mastectomy 2 months ago due to IDC in left breast,1.5 cm,grade 1, stage 1, N0M0. I am 47. No chemo yet, waiting for a second opinion. Three Sentinel nodes were removed during surgery on my left side-negative. I developed a seroma on this side in my armpit which was partially drained twice( both times 20cc) under ultrasound guidence,and came back again. Moreover, I have a lump about 4 cm in length under the lt insicion. I feel pressure, burning and pain in this area.
Avatar m tn I had a breast reduction 16 mths ago that went beautifully, athough my scars are heavily keloided. Several weeks ago I found a painful lump in my left breast. After 2 weeks of tests (mamo, ultrasound and mri) it appears I have 2 seperate masses, one 6x12 mm at 6:00 and the other 3 mm at 9:00. They were both dx'd as fat necrois although the 3 mm mass has some irregularity. I've made an appointment with the gs next week for evaluation and biopsy with possible lumpectomy.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem. I had breast reduction 6 mths ago and have developed what seems to be fat necrosis. My ps injected me 2 weeks ago into one of my nipples 3 times. He told me to come back in 1 mth and we would see how it worked and look at the the other 2 areas I have.
Avatar f tn Hi. Fat necrosis in the breast usually results from traumatic injury (e.g. a hard bump to the breast) which causes some of the fat cells to get injured and die. This condition usually resolves by itself and will not usually cause further complications, nor develop into cancer in the future, so you shouldn't be too concerned by it. At most, it will simply result in some scar tissue developing in the breast.
Avatar n tn I dont know about calcifications but I do know that fat necrosis which is dead breast tissue does not turn into cancer. it is a result of trauma to the breast and not uncommon after breast surgery. If you haear any thing else on ths let me know. I have some fat necrosis that is how I know.
Avatar n tn If muscle and skin flaps are used (such as TRAM) then there is a possibility of fat necrosis occuring in the reconstructed breast. If silicone implants are used, then the implants themselves may be compressing on some structures. I would suggest that you have this checked by your surgeon just to be sure there is nothing serious to worry about. Regards.
341137 tn?1287305043 I can only help you with the fat necrosis, having had that. Supposedly, the main cause of fat necrosis is trauma to the breast. The location of the fat necrosis often suggests that seatbelts are one of the sources of the trauma. It also turns up in plastic surgery. Usually only about 50% of people remember a specific trauma to the area. Anyway, it tends to go through a couple of stages as it heals. The first stage may show some sort of smooth-edged lesion.
Avatar f tn The solid lump could be something other then cancer,like for example fat necrosis that can develop after breast surgery.It often looks like breast cancer, even though it is benign.Fat necrosis may take many forms and is hard to diagnose.I am sure your radiologist has made recommendations on what to do next.
Avatar f tn During my biopsy yesterday, the surgeon for the first time mentioned fat necrosis. Now I am very confused. I had been thinking for over a week that I have breastg cancer and just needed a biopsy to confirm. Now he is telling me it might be something different. My question is: If I had a BSGI that showed abnormnal cell activity is there still a real possibility that I could have fat necrosis?
Avatar n tn I have fat necrosis of my breast. My reconstructive surgeon told me the best thing to do is leave it alone. However, mine has gotten better and the pain has subsided. I am leaving it alone and just observing it. Of course, doctors want MRI's done every 6 months or so to watch it.
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Avatar f tn November last year a lump was discovered on my left breast at the 9 o'clock position. Had it biopsied and it was determined to be fat necrosis. Three weeks ago I found what seems to be a hard lump around the 9 o'clock position. I had a follow up Manmo and ultrasound in may of this year and nothing showed. I went to my obgyn this past Monday and he confirmed there is a lump and ordered an ultrasound. I am scheduled for the ultrasound Tuesday.
Avatar f tn I fell forward onto the left breast, which took the major part of the blow. The skin was never broken, but I had quite a colorful bruise and swelling. They did a great job and took several mammogram screen shots. Then I was taken to another room where they did the ultrasound. The knot showed up as a white mass (just as I figured it would). Then the radiologist came into the room while I was still on the table. She moved the ultrasound thing over the area.
Avatar f tn Lumps following breast reduction are quite common and the result of either scar tissue formation in the healing process, reaction to deep sutures, or areas of fat necrosis. Assuming your surgeon had the removed breast tissue examined pathologically (which should have been performed) you would have had a report on any abnormal pathology identified from the procedure. If this report showed normal tissue, your risks for an abnormality to appear seem quite small.
Avatar f tn I am trying not to be too concerned about it, becasue I am only 21 and in all likelihood with my surgery it is scar tissue or fat necrosis or with my age its fibroadenoma... I escpecially think it might be scar tissue because when lying down the lump is directly under the top of my nipple where there were sutures. There has been no change in shape, although my right breast feels slightly heavier than my left.
Avatar f tn The most common lumps that appear after breast reduction surgery are scarring associated with fat necrosis. This is a benign condition and does not need to be excised unless it is bothersome to you.