From the adjacent benign lists microcalcification is very commonly seen in association with SCLEROSING ADENOSIS, COLUMNAR CELL CHANGE, OLD FIBROADENOMAS & ALH and less commonly with apocrine metaplasia and radial scars.

From the malignant lists microcalcification is particularly common in association with DCIS (much more so than LCIS) and in the invasive component of low grade carcinomas rather than high grade carcinomas.

I am extremely grateful to Dr James Walsh, Consultant Radiologist, Edinburgh, who has commented on this section of the website and has with Pat Forrest contributed some superb radiographs as acknowledged individually.

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