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Nonpalpable, probably benign lesions: role of follow-up mammography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1620838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 21,855 consecutive women prospectively studied with mammography, physical examination, and high-resolution ultrasonography when appropriate, 558 received a diagnosis of nonpalpable, probably benign lesions. Follow-up mammography was recommended for these patients. Characteristically benign lesions and palpable masses were excluded from analysis. The positive predictive value for detection of a nonpalpable, probably benign breast lesion was 0.017. Nine patients ultimately proved to have carcinoma; two of them had noninvasive carcinoma, and two had axillary node metastases. The positive predictive value for detection of a nonpalpable, probably malignant lesion was 0.47. The policy of recommending mammographic surveillance for nonpalpable, probably benign lesions, a viable option for radiologists, has the capability of lowering the rate and therefore the costs of biopsy procedures with negative results.
X Varas; F Leborgne; J H Leborgne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institute of Radiology, Hospital Pereira Rossell, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology,  pathology*,  radiography
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Radiology. 1992 Aug;184(2):306   [PMID:  1620819 ]

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