Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype with Deceptive Features

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $128.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $128.98   
  • New (1) from $128.98   


In Breast Cancer: The Art and Science of Early Detection with Mammography-Perception, Interpretation, Histopathologic Correlation, Lszl Tabr, one of the world's most renowned mammographers, has shared his decades of experience in presenting the fundamentals of perception and interpretation of mammographic images. This is the second volume in a series of books written by the team of Tabr, Tot, and Dean describing breast cancer in its earliest phase according to the imaging findings and correlating these findings with sophisticated histopathologic images and patient outcome. This volume covers a particularly troublesome subtype of breast cancer characterized by casting type calcifications.


  • Extensive coverage of the morphology and outcome of this deceptive breast cancer subtype
  • Nearly 1000 illustrations of stunning quality showing the full range of manifestations
  • Photomicrographs of large, thin-section pathology slides and unique 3D pathology images which are carefully correlated with mammographic images to explain why mammograms appear as they do
  • Stereoscopic images that demonstrate normal breast structures and the distortion caused by this unique malignant process
  • Presentation of an original theory of neoductgenesis to explain the surprising disease outcome all too frequently observed
  • Scientific rationale for using individualized treatment methods which include the mammographic prognostic features
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Professor, Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Turku, Finland; Visiting Professor, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Description of Calcifications Localized within the Ducts     1
General Introduction     3
Description of Calcifications localized within the Ducts     4
Anatomical Background     4
"Secretory Disease" Type, Plasma Cell Mastitis Type Calcifications     5
Casting Type Calcifications     8
Fragmented and Dotted Casting Type Calcifications     8
Fragmented Casting Type Calcifications on the Mammogram     10
Dotted Casting Type Calcifications on the Mammogram     11
Fragmented Casting Type Calcifications     12
Mammographic Display of Widespread Fragmented Casting Type Calcifications in Five Separate Cases     12
Macroscopic and Subgross Histological Correlation When Fragmented Casting Type Calcifications Fill an Entire Lobe     14
Characteristic Mammographic and Histological Presentation of Fragmented Casting Type Calcifications on the Mammogram     16
Mammographic-Histological Correlation When Both Fragmented Casting Type and Dotted Casting Type Calcifications Are Present     22
Casting Type Calcifications-Differential Diagnostic Problems     28
Dotted Casting Type Calcifications     38
Mammographic Display of Widespread Dotted Casting Type Calcifications in Five Separate Cases     38
Mammographic-Histological Correlationof Dotted Casting Type Calcifications on the Mammogram     40
Mammographic-Histological Correlation of Dotted Casting Type Calcifications Caused by Grade 1 DCIS, a Rare Event     64
The Evolution of Casting Type Calcifications     73
Introduction     75
No Apparent Abnormality on the Previous Mammogram     76
Cluster of Calcifications as the Earliest Sign     80
Subtle Casting Type Calcifications as the Earliest Sign     118
The Theory of Neoductgenesis     127
Introduction     129
Comparison of Benign and Malignant Intraductal Calcifications     130
The Theory of Ductoneogenesis     134
Proposal of the Theory of Neoductgenesis     135
Morphological Demonstration of Neoductgenesis     135
Unnaturally High Concentration of Ductlike Structures within a Limited Area     135
Desmoplastic Reaction and Extensive Lymphocytic Infiltration     135
Disorganized Architecture     138
Pathologic Ducts: Contorted and Crowded Closely Together     139
Histological Demonstration of Multiple Newly Formed Ducts     140
Tenascin Overexpression     154
Neoductgenesis with Asymmetric Density and Very Subtle, Associated Calcifications     164
Neoductgenesis without Associated Calcifications     172
The Deviant Nature of the Breast Cancer Subtype with Castings     181
Introduction     183
The Use of Mammographic Tumor Features to Study Breast Cancer     184
Relative Frequency of Breast Cancer Occurrence by Mammographic Tumor Features     185
Long-Term Outcome by Mammographic Tumor Features     186
Proportion of Breast Cancer Death by Mammographic Tumor Features     192
Demonstration of Fatal Cases with Casting Type Calcifications     194
Poor Correlation of Outcome with Mode of Therapy     204
Demonstration of Local Recurrence Following Radiotherapy     206
Axillary Node Status and Mammographic Tumor Features     214
Histological Malignancy Grade and Mammographic Tumor Features     218
Outcome of 1-14 mm Casting Cases Compared with Advanced Cancers     226
Recognition of the Unpredictable, Often Fatal Nature of the Breast Cancer Subtype Presenting with Casting Type Calcifications on the Mammogram     227
Introduction     229
Examples with Fatal Outcome     230
Frequent Recurrence with Casting Type Calcifications     253
Distant Metastases with Casting Type Calcifications     266
Suggestion for Use of the Mammographic Prognostic Features in Clinical Practice      270
Illustrative Cases with 3-Dimensional Stereoscopic Histological Images     273
Case 6.1     274
Case 6.2     277
Case 6.3     283
Case 6.4     287
Case 6.5     291
Case 6.6     295
Case 6.7     300
References     309
General Introduction     309
Chapter 1     309
Chapter 2     309
Chapter 3     309
Chapter 4     309
Chapter 5     310
Subject Index     311
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)