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spiculated means? Hypoechoic means?

Breast Ultrasound showed spiculated density - hypoechoic irregular lesion 7mm
2 lymph nodes with fatty hilla (<1cm)
1 of these nodes had thickness at upper limit of normal

Can anyone explain the terms and what they mean together?
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Hypoechoic means that the mass reflects less Ultrasound waves than would normally be expected .. it appears dark on the screen. Spiculated is a mass with a starburst appearance ... sharp fingerlike images branching out from the center. Both can lend suspicion to a finding and usually a biopsy of some type is recommended.  Regards ....
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