Epidermal cyst of the breast: detection in a screening programme

Australas Radiol. 1999 Feb;43(1):12-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1673.1999.00618.x.


Two cases of epidermal cyst of the breast, a rare benign condition, were detected during a 3-year period in a mammographic screening programme, from 57,954 screening examinations. It is not uncommon for epidermal cysts to be initially misdiagnosed. The mammographic, ultrasound and histological features are presented. It is recommended that these lesions be resected because they possibly have malignant potential.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnostic imaging*
  • Epidermal Cyst / pathology
  • Female
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease / pathology
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography, Mammary