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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62

Breast pain and ultrasound: If normal result, exploring the uterus is a good reflex


Imaging Medical Center, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Date of Submission24-Oct-2017
Date of Acceptance01-Dec-2017
Date of Web Publication28-Mar-2018

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andrianah Emmylou Prisca Gabrielle
Imaging Center, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona, Andrimifidy Road, Ampefiloha, Antananarivo 101
Madagascar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_8_18

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How to cite this article:
Gabrielle AE, Hasina RN, Honjaniana R, Christian T, Ahmad A. Breast pain and ultrasound: If normal result, exploring the uterus is a good reflex. J Med Ultrasound 2018;26:62

How to cite this URL:
Gabrielle AE, Hasina RN, Honjaniana R, Christian T, Ahmad A. Breast pain and ultrasound: If normal result, exploring the uterus is a good reflex. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 May 28];26:62. Available from: http://www.jmuonline.org/text.asp?2018/26/1/62/228858

Dear Sir,

Breast pain is frequently encountered in women and is one of the reasons for general consultation.[1] It creates frustration for women, especially with the resurgence of cancer actually. Ultrasonography is indicated as first line and proposed in the exploration of these pains to reassure the anxious patients, but in the case of their bilaterality and their cyclical character, the indications of these have no place.[1],[2]

Our aim is to show the need to even create an automatism among sonographers, especially beginner is to explore the womb, in case of a normal result of breast examination.

We observed three cases of women between the ages of 23 and 46 who were not menopausal in 11 patients, who had breast ultrasounds for pain. These pains are described as unusual, without a cyclical nature. They did not have a family history of cancer. The observation of the skin and the palpation of the breasts revealed no abnormalities such a tumefaction or nodule. Breast ultrasounds were done by residents, and the senior radiologist oversees them; the results were normalized. We performed a systematic uterine exploration in our practice, and we found evolving gestational bags in these three patients.

In total, others the organic causes of breast or out-breast pain, pregnancies can be part of these origins, which should not be omitted in the interrogation and especially during the ultrasound examination. A systematic passage of the probe at the pelvic region would be a good reflex in the search for the causes of these pains like a pregnancy, to avoid any useless asking of radiating examination or others.

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There are no conflicts of interest.

 
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Balleyguier C, Arfi-Rouche J, Haddag L, Canale S, Delaloge S, Dromain C. Douleur mammaire et imagerie. J Radiol Diagn Interventionnelle 2015;96:425-33.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Ölçücüoǧlu E, Yılmaz G. Mastodynia: Is imaging necessary in young patients? Ulus Cerrahi Derg 2013;29:17-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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