Breast micro-opacities of lead origin mimicking microcalcifications
After a surgical excision of focal mammary "microcalcification" we noticed that in fact they represented fine lead deposits (mean diameter: 100 microns) resulting from an attempted suicide (22 long rifle) 10 years previously. The leaded nature of these foreign microbodies was demonstrated by a micro-analysis by energy dispersion on histological slides.
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