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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


ARTEAGA-HUANCA, Víctor; LOO, María; LOO, Haylin  and  CEDILLO-RAMIREZ, Lucy. Association between characteristics of mammographic calcifications and maligine neoplasia in a national hospital, 2017. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.1, pp.70-75. ISSN 1814-5469.


The presence of calcifications may be useful for the diagnosis of breast neoplasia.


To determine the association between the characteristics of mammographic calcifications and malignant neoplasia.


Observational, analytical, retrospective of cases and controls. Developed in the Gynecology Breast Pathology Unit. Female patients with mammogram suggestive of malignant neoplasm with a positive malignancy biopsy were included as cases, and 67 patients without histological evidence of malignancy as controls.


The average age of the cases was 54.12 years, in the controls 50.34. 50.9% (59) are older than or equal to 50 years, OR 2,399 95% CI (1,125-5,114) p = 0.022, of these 52.5% (31) had breast cancer. 9.5% (11) had calcifications suspicious of malignancy, the most frequent, the amorphous and the pleomorphic fine. 37.1% (43) of the total cases have the BI-RADS 0 category, 6.9% (8) BI-RADS 1, 8.6% (10) BI-RADS 2, 7.8 % (9) BI-RADS 3, 28.4% (33) BI-RADS 4, 8.6% (10) BI-RADS 5 and 2.6% (3) BI-RADS 6. 72, 7% (8) of patients with calcifications suspected of malignancy presented breast cancer. In the bivariate analysis, an OR of 4,163 was obtained. 95% CI (1,043-16,606) p = 0,031. In the multivariate analysis the association remained unchanged regardless of age and BI-RADS.


Age 50 years or older and mammographic calcifications suspected of malignancy are associated factors for breast cancer.

Keywords : Breast cancer; Mammography; Malignant neoplasm (source: MeSH NLM)..

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