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Nationwide Survey of Use of Vacuum-assisted Breast Biopsy in South Korea.
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PMID:  23225452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Image-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) is used for detecting breast lesions in South Korea. However, no clear guidelines for VABB exist.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 53-item survey was administered to members of the Korean Breast Cancer Society between July 27 and August 27, 2010.
RESULTS: Among 62 respondents, 87.1% had performed VABB, with 63.0% performing both diagnosis and treatment. Around 62.5% used VABB for diagnosing Ultrasound Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (USG BIRAD) Category 3 lesions, 55% for Category 4A, 57.5% for microcalcifications detected by ultrasonography, and 30% for small Category 5. Furthermore, 81.3% used VABB to treat Category 3 lesions; while 67.8% diagnosed benign lesions on core needle biopsy, requiring surgical excision. About 83% used VABB for small tumors (<3 cm). Among therapeutically excised tumors, 86.4% reported fibroadenoma.
CONCLUSION: VABB is performed for diagnosis and treatment in South Korea, and complies with the available guidelines. However, national and global standards and guidelines for VABB need to be established.
Authors:
Hai-Lin Park; Sun Young Min; Sea-Hyun Kwon; Jung-Yoon Song; Hyukjai Shin; Seok-Jin Nam; Jung-Hyun Yang;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1791-7530     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5459-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kangnam Cha Hospital, Cha University College of Medicine, 650-9 Yeoksam-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul 135-081, South Korea. phl1@cha.ac.kr.
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