I underwent a bilateral breast ultrasound. Can you please explain the findings?

Q. How to interpret the findings of a breast ultrasound?

Answered by
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 11, 2022 and last reviewed on: Nov 17, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had a bilateral breast ultrasound and would like more details about the findings. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

I reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).

There are multiple simple cysts in the right breast parenchyma, the largest one measuring 1.3 cm. They are simple because these cysts seem to have no internal contents (based on image quality). No vascularity is noted within them on color doppler. If you do not have any symptoms such as breast pain, nipple discharge, redness of the skin, etc., then nothing further needs to be done. However, in case you are symptomatic, larger cysts can be aspirated.

In radiology, there is a grading system for breast lesions. Simple cysts fall in BIRADS 2 category. Therefore these are considered benign. However, after six months, complex cysts (those with internal contents) require follow-up.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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