Left breast fat necrosis

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Avatar n tn I have significant fat necrosis in my left breast following bilateral DIEP surgery on August 31, 2007. Is is likely that the necrotic tissue will soften and feel like the unaffected tissue, or will is always be harder? If it stays hard, will it will affect the symetry and the natural aging process, and not age normally like the other breast? Thank you in advance for your time.
Avatar n tn I had a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy 8/27/09 on the left breast. I had cellulitis around where the dye and isitope was injected three days post op which included most of the lower portion of the breast which was treated with keflex 500 mg four times a day for 30 doses. For about a week I've had a two inch horizontal reddened area on the medial aspect of the breast which is just below the nipple.
Avatar n tn My FNAC biopsy report, of 3 cysts of my left breast, says that it is suggestive of fat necrosis. Is there any treatment other than surgical removal of the cysts? How do I prevent it form getting worse?
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 f tn Hi, If you had breast reduction surgery just five weeks ago, it's common to get a harmless lump or swellings called "fat necrosis" which is caused by scar tissue or deposit of dead fat cells.The lump forms to fill the space left by the tissue that was removed.When this happens, it's advisable to gently massage the area.Usually there are no specific treatment recommendations for fat necrosis.Some doctors recommend warm compresses, but the lump often resolve on it's own.
Avatar n tn a few years ago i had a breast reduction unfortunately it left me with large caved in areas in the upper part of both breasts and skin flaps under both arms after seeing multiple doctors for possible repairs one told me that lyposuction of the flaps under each arm and then placement of that fatty tissue back into the holes of my upper chest was an option i did ask all the right questions and was assured that there would be no problems later now i have sore lumps that are red and feverish direct
Avatar n tn until the PS told me last week that I have fat necrosis in both breasts, the right having a larger hard area just above the nipple, the left breast only has a small area above the nipple. PS says that nothing needs to be done and that the necrosis will first harden and then soften and be re-absorbed into the breast, this process will probably take 12 months or more. Is this the correct advice, or should I be getting a second opinion?
Avatar n tn The outer left breast is approximately 1/2 hard fat necrosis. I had to travel to South Carolina for the surgery, which is very far away from my home. The surgeons who performed my surgery have only seen photos of the results, and that has been over a month ago. Today, my position is that given the additional emotional, physical and financial expense of DIEP, I would not have chosen it but would have taken my chances with implants.
Avatar n tn I immediately contracted a staph infection in the hospital in my left breast which my surgeon believed caused fat necrosis. This large area has felt relatively rounded and smooth. 1 1/2 months ago I discovered a smaller, harder lump on this area. I went to my doctor and she scheduled me for a mammogram and ultrasound. Both of these came back suspicious, and they noted that the area in question (just under 1 cm)looks different from the larger fat necrosis area and is a solid mass.
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 Hi. Fat necrosis is a common finding in breast mammograms after lumpectomy and radiation therapy. It occurs as a result of either direct injury by the radiation to the fat tissue or injury by the surgery/ radiation to the blood vessels supplying the fat tissue. This causes the fat tissue to literally "die" or undergo necrosis, leaving behind either calcifications or areas of lucency (dark areas) on mammography.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Fat necrosis occurs if the blood supply to the fatty tissues are somehow severed or injured. Aside from the physical deformities this may cause, there is a very small chance that this can be infected and develop into an abscess. This occurrence is more common in the elderly or in patients with systemic diseases such as diabetes. However, it is very hard to tell just by the physical exam if this is indeed fat necrosis and the imaging studies such as ultrasound or mammogram may help.
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 Radiologist was rather concerned - said bad case of 'fat necrosis'. See a 'the best breast reconstructive' doc around. He takes uses a syringe bigger than a turkey baster to get some samples. Said it was 'oily' and he wasn''t sure if he'd even gotten it - needed an ultrasound to confirm. But since I've been on antibiotics so long, that they wouldn't expect to see anything. This doc doesn't understand how screwed up the last incident was - 8 weeks of IV antibiotic infusions + 3 cleanings.
Avatar n tn 10 years ago I had a lumpectomy and radiation in my left breast, but on the outside quadrant of the breast, not near the nipple. For the 1st years after the lumpectomy I had a mammography every 6 months. In the last 3 years, that has been reduced to a mammography yearly. I also took Tamoxifin for 5 years and have been taking Femara these last 5 years. Now that this fat necrosis/calcifications are seen on mammography, my doctor wants to do a follow-up mammo in 6 months.
Avatar n tn Breast fat necrosis is usually treated with warm compresses applied to the area several times a day along with some "over the counter" pain reliever until the symptoms go away. I'm not sure why the antibiotics unless it was evident that some type of infection was present. This condition does NOT increase your risk of developing breast cancer in the future. Regards ..
Avatar m tn After doing a little research on the condition, I decided to call the doctor's office and ask if it could be a symptom of something else because I have never had any trauma to either breast. There seems to be a correlation between fat necrosis of the breast and lupus, which I had tested for positively but since then all of my physicians have been pretty skeptical that I have even though I have at least three of the symptoms and now maybe a fourth.
Avatar n tn I am an 11-year survivor and just found out this week that I have what is probably a fat necrosis at the site where my breast was radiated. After doing some research, I found out that fat necrosis is common when tissue has been damaged, either through surgery or other trauma. Anyway, on the mamm and sono, fat necrosis looks exactly like possible malignancy.
Avatar f tn hi im 21 years old and recently had a breast reduction surgery 3 weeks ago, ma left breast seems ok no lumps or anything, but my right is different it has a really big lump and its really hard it dont hurt when i touch its just there and it bothers me when i touch i wanna know if dats natural and if its gonna go away cause the left one was like dat but didnt stay with the lump for a long time, plz i really need an answer thanks jen
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 n tn I have similar problems, but the lump and the pain feels like it is just underneath my left breast. I went to the breast clinic, and they did a breast examination, and determined that I do not have breast cancer. For some reason, I don't believe the doctor. I have had this pain for many months now, and would really like to know what it is. My left breast has one spot, on the side under my armpit where it hurts.
Avatar m tn 1- Post-operative state with fat necrosis and residual low grade intraductal carcinoma 2- Surgical margins are free of tumor 3- Other findings: fibrocystic changes with mild ductal epithelial hyperplasia) Now I am concern if it needs mastectomy because of the pathologist statement no.1 As her physician is not available not please help me with your information.
Avatar n tn I had a BIRAD5 for a spiculated mass and it turned out to be a late stage fat necrosis. Funny thing about fat necrosis (I spent some time researching it). It changes over time, and often it appears as a spiculated mass in late stage, with microcalcifications. VERY scary, very BIRAD5, but benign. I say this because ALL breast masses are scary enough to cause major anxiety. I still suffer from breast cancer anxiety from my experience.
Avatar f tn on the other hand sections from the left breast show benign changes including cystic changes,adnosis epithelial hyperplasia with focal collagen spherulosis&foci of apocrine metaplasia.there is no evidence of DCIS or invasive malignancy.IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY suggests weak positivity in approx.20%nuclei with ER and strong positivity in 80%nuclei with PR.No HER2 neu expression is seen.