Arteriovenous Malformation of the Breast; Report a Case AVM of the breast

Veenashankari Padmanabhan (1), Bhawna Dev (2), Mehak Garg (3), sanjeevani Ingole (4), Harini Gnanavel (5)
(1) Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India, India,
(2) Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India, India,
(3) Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India, India,
(4) Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India, India,
(5) Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India, India

Abstract

Background: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the breast is a rare condition that is usually incidentally detected as discoloration of the skin. Patients are asymptomatic, and it is mostly left undisturbed. However, the closest differential diagnosis of primary angiosarcoma of the breast can have a similar imaging appearance. Multimodality imaging will help to differentiate between the two, and in very few cases, tissue diagnosis warrants confirmation.


Case presentation: We hereby report the case of a young female who initially presented with swelling and discoloration near her face and neck and who, on a one-year follow-up, incidentally noticed discoloration over her left breast. She underwent an ultrasound, a dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of both breasts and a dedicated left breast X-ray mammogram.


Conclusion: With all these modalities confirmed, the discoloration was caused by an AVM of the breast.

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Authors

Veenashankari Padmanabhan
Bhawna Dev
bhawnadev@sriramachandra.edu.in (Primary Contact)
Mehak Garg
sanjeevani Ingole
Harini Gnanavel
Author Biographies

Bhawna Dev, Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India

 

 

 

Mehak Garg, Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India

 

 

sanjeevani Ingole, Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India

 

 

Harini Gnanavel, Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra medical centre, Chennai, India

 

 

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Padmanabhan V, Dev B, Garg M, Ingole sanjeevani, Gnanavel H. Arteriovenous Malformation of the Breast; Report a Case: AVM of the breast. Arch Breast Cancer [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];11(1):96-100. Available from: https://www.archbreastcancer.com/index.php/abc/article/view/779

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