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Scar formation after stereotactic vacuum-assisted core biopsy of benign breast lesions.
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PMID:  16784949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate scar formation of impalpable breast lesions with benign histological outcome using stereotactic 11-gauge vacuum-assisted core biopsy (VACB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and ten lesions with benign histology for which follow-up mammograms were available, were assessed for scar formation at the biopsy site. All biopsies were performed using stereotactic VACB with 11-gauge needle. The incidence of post-biopsy scar formation and the number of specimens removed were determined. RESULTS: In 4.3% (9/210) of the lesions for which a biopsy was performed with 11-gauge directional vacuum-assisted technique, the follow-up mammogram revealed a scar formation. Of these, six were minimal scars, two were moderate scars and one was a marked scar. Minimal and moderate scars were diagnosed on imaging only. However, the case with marked scar formation required tissue diagnosis to rule out malignancy. CONCLUSION: Although uncommon, scar formation can be seen in the follow-up mammograms after percutaneous breast biopsies. It is important that the radiologist interpreting follow-up mammograms is aware of the features of this lesion and its relationship to the biopsy procedure.
B Yazici; A R Sever; P Mills; D Fish; S E Jones; P A Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-20     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Maidstone Hospital Breast Unit, Kent, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / adverse effects,  methods
Breast / pathology*
Breast Diseases / pathology*
Cicatrix / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Clin Radiol. 2008 Jun;63(6):736-7   [PMID:  18455568 ]

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