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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 206235, 5 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Mammary Paget’s Disease Diagnosed Using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy, University Hospital Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Italy

Received 10 February 2013; Accepted 5 March 2013

Academic Editors: B. J. Barron, M. Hashimoto, A. Matsuno, and Y. Tsushima

Copyright © 2013 Eleonora Gaspari 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.


Mammary Paget’s disease is a rare presentation of breast cancer. At clinical examination, it is characterized by skin lesions of the nipple-areola complex, almost always a sign of malignancy. In fact, it is often associated with an underlying mammary ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive carcinoma. An underlying carcinoma is also common in women with negative mammography and ultrasound (US); in these cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool useful in the detection of occult cancer. We described an unusual case of mammary Paget’s disease with underlying DCIS, in a patient without nipple-areola complex alterations and/or palpable lump. On suspicion of Paget’s disease, the patient underwent MRI examination that proved useful for an accurate diagnosis. Biopsy confirmed dynamic MRI findings.