Caceres’ Corner Case 74 (Update: Solution)


Dear friends,

After a two-month vacation, we return with renewed energy. I had a long conversation with Dr. Pepe and we decided to present our cases alternately: I will show my cases one week and Dr. Pepe will present the diploma cases the following week. Cases will be posted on Monday morning and answers will be offered on Friday. This way we will not compete with each other and can remain good friends.

Considering that most of you are still on vacation or with a half-functioning brain, Muppet has selected an easy warm-up case of a 46-year-old woman, asymptomatic.

As usual, leave your thoughts and answers in the comments section below.

1. Filariasis
2. Talc aspiration
3. Cysticercosis
4. None of the above

46-year-old woman, PA chest

46-year-old woman, PA chest

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    Sep 2013
    DISCUSSION 38 Comments

    38 Responses to : Caceres’ Corner Case 74 (Update: Solution)

    1. András says:

      None of the above.

    2. Bernardo says:

      None of the above.

    3. Maria says:

      Wellcome back!!! None of the above. I would like to believe that those serpigious lines are from patient ‘s skin. What about a profil image?

    4. yp says:

      None of the above. Artifact. 46-year-old woman. Something that the patient was wearing. Her blouse?

    5. Jose Caceres says:

      Only a PA view was taken. Sorry. What were you thinking?

    6. Rui says:

      Artifacts on the film/IP?

    7. Katerina says:

      Glad to have you back professor !!!
      I think also that it is an artifact. Since the patient is not wearing anything, it could be due to dermal calcifications (from old tattoo?)


      I tnink that is cysticercosis

    9. genchi bari italia says:

      …il professore è tornato allegro dalle vacanze e vuole scherzare! Esiti di linfoscintigrafia x ricerca di linfonodo-sentinella.

      • jose caceres says:

        Welcome back, my friend! Actually, I was working during August and saw this case two weeks ago. No lymphography performed. Whatever was done is more modern.

        • Genchi bari italia says:

          …non sono esperto in senologia….allora penso a qualcosa di più moderno in questo campo: Reperaggio di un’area sospetta in mammografia per biopsia/chirurgia MAMMOTOME -assistita.

    10. Marcy says:

      I cannot see the breast silhouette. those artifacts could be related with bilateral breast surgery?

    11. Burak says:

      Vascular calcifications

    12. virgilio aloi says:

      Penso possa essere solfato di bario finito nelle vie aeree durante esame contrastografico.

    13. virgilio aloi says:

      Penso sia solfato di bario finito nelle vie aeree durante esame contrastografico.

    14. Katerina says:

      Latissimus dorsi flap bilateral breast reconstruction ?

    15. ami says:

      4. None of above
      May be… oriental acupunctured needles on patient’s chest wall?

    16. Marcy says:

      Dermal calcifications from breast surgery/RDT.

      • Jose Caceres says:

        Since you are so eager, you deserve a hint: opacities are metallic. A lateral view would show them under the skin of the anterior chest wall. Search the web for subcutaneous metallic sutures. Good luck!

    17. genchi bari italia says:

      Fantastico professore, prima della scadenza dei “tempi” regolamentari, penso che il “piccolo” Bari sia riuscito a fare goal al “grande” Barcellona: Esiti di mastopessi semplice(Lifting seno)mediante tecnica “round block” .Quello che vediamo sono le suture ,sottocutanee, metalliche. per il “riposizionamento” del seno.

    18. genchi bari italia says:

      Grazie Mitico!!!! Il bari è ULTIMO in serie B a -1!!!!!

    19. yaseen suhail shah says:

      none of the above…artifacts of breast