Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Lump in the Breast Fat Necrosis

Fat necrosis may occur when fatty tissue in the breast is damaged or breaks down. This results in the formation of a lump in the breast. Usually, fat necrosis is caused by an injury to the breast. The skin around the lump may be bruised, red or dimpled. Fat necrosis is more common in women who have large breasts.

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2006 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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