Mammographic signs of systemic disease.

  title={Mammographic signs of systemic disease.},
  author={Mailan M Cao and Anne C Hoyt and Lawrence W. Bassett},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={31 4},
Although mammography is primarily used for the detection of breast cancer, it can occasionally reveal breast abnormalities related to extramammary disease. Cardiovascular diseases such as congestive heart failure and central venous obstruction may manifest as venous engorgement and breast edema at mammography. Pathologic arterial calcifications seen at mammography can indicate an underlying risk factor for accelerated atherosclerosis such as chronic renal failure. Connective tissue diseases… CONTINUE READING
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