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August 5, 1974

Breast Carcinoma Simulation: Mammography in Congestive Heart Failure Mimics Acute Mastitis and Advanced Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1974;229(6):682-683. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230440040029

Diffuse edema and skin thickening of the breast is a well-known clinical and roentgenographic finding in advanced malignant neoplasia and in acute mastitis. Such appearances may be simulated by congestive heart failure.

(JAMA 229:682-683, 1974)