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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012, Article ID 268903, 3 pages
Case Report

Liesegang-Like Rings in Lactational Changes in the Breast

Department of Pathology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street Providence, RI 02905, USA

Received 20 June 2012; Accepted 13 September 2012

Academic Editors: G. Adonakis and P. Tosi

Copyright © 2012 Mohd T. Islam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Liesagang-like rings (LR) are periodic structures with equally spaced radial striations formed by a process that involves diffusion, nucleation, flocculation or precipitation, and supersaturation. Being more common in vitro, on rare occasions also reported in vivo in association with inflammatory or cystic lesions and confused with parasites or calcification on needle aspirates. The current paper documents that LRs may be seen in noncystic and noninflammatory changes of the breast.