J Korean Soc Radiol.  2022 Sep;83(5):1189-1194. 10.3348/jksr.2021.0183.

Carcinoma of the Axillary Tail of Spence: A Case Report with Imaging Findings

  • 1Department of Radiology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea


Carcinoma of the axillary tail of Spence is a rare type of breast cancer that develops at a specific anatomical position in the breast, with an incidence of approximately 0.3%. It should be differentiated from axillary soft tissue tumor, axillary ectopic breast cancer, and lymph node metastases of breast and other primary cancers. Here, we report a case of carcinoma of the axillary tail of Spence in a 47-year-old patient who visited our clinic with a lower axillary mass and was diagnosed based on mammography, US, CT, and MRI findings.


Breast Neoplasm; Axilla; Mammography; Ultrasonography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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