DU BON USAGE DE LA CYTOLOGIE ET DE LA MICROBIOPSIE A L'AIGUILLE EN PRATIQUE MEDICALE COURANTE EN FONCTION DU SIGNE D'APPEL: SIGNAL MIXTE

Translated title of the contribution: A good use of cytology and needle core-biopsy of breast diseases in current medical practice: Lesions characterized by mammographic mixed signal

C. Di Maggio, M. La Grasse, L. Pescarini, A. Attanazio, E. Lattanzio

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Abstract

The discovery of non palpable lesions is more frequent due to the diffusion of mammography in asymptomatic women. In case of mass-like lesions, echography, spot-views with different angles of incidence, direct mammographic magnification and digital elaboration can all resolve 50% of indeterminate cases. All lesions that remain 'indeterminate', that seem benign-like but are surely not benign, or that seem doubtful but not sufficiently suspect, must undergo fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or needle core biopsy (NCB) with the guide of echography or stereotaxis device, before eventual open biopsy. The use of NCB in the substitution of FNAC, for diagnostic reasons, leads to an increase in biological and economical costs. The AA believe that, if there is a good collaboration between the radiologist and the pathologist expert in cytology, the indeterminate mammographic lesions must undergo further diagnostic investigation by FNAC as this technique is economic and highly accurate in expert hands. The use of NCB is suggested as 'complementary' to FNAC in cases of doubtful, atypia or insufficient specimen, and as 'integration' in cases of suspect or malignant cytology in order to obtain histological information.

Translated title of the contributionA good use of cytology and needle core-biopsy of breast diseases in current medical practice: Lesions characterized by mammographic mixed signal
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalSein
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • fine needle aspiration cytology
  • impalpable breast lesions
  • needle core biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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    Di Maggio, C., La Grasse, M., Pescarini, L., Attanazio, A., & Lattanzio, E. (1995). DU BON USAGE DE LA CYTOLOGIE ET DE LA MICROBIOPSIE A L'AIGUILLE EN PRATIQUE MEDICALE COURANTE EN FONCTION DU SIGNE D'APPEL: SIGNAL MIXTE. Sein, 5(2), 155-158.