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Re-pitching the tent sign: A case report

Published:December 01, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.07.027

      Highlights

      • The tent sign is a characteristic mammographic sign which is indicative of an underlying carcinoma.
      • We present the case of a 50 year-old female who presented on screening mammogram with a tent sign.
      • Additional diagnostic imaging and subsequent biopsy of the underlying mass yielded invasive carcinoma.

      Abstract

      The tent sign is a subtle mammographic finding that is not well delineated in current literature. It refers to localized retraction of the breast parenchyma causing a characteristic inverted “V” shape, or tent sign. It can often be the only indication that an underlying malignancy exists. We present the case of a 50 year-old female who presented on screening mammogram with a tent sign with pathology yielding invasive carcinoma.

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