Diagnostic work out

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The V-NSM feasibility depends on many features of the patient to be treated for breast cancer.The aim of V-NSM is to provide an optimal cosmetic result while maintaining great Oncologic safety, with a significant improvement for the patient from the psychological point of view. Referring to the features of the patient, she is carefully evaluated by the breast surgeon who is performing an accurate physical examination and is collecting the personal and familiar pathological history. In the diagnostic phase, the radiologist, along with the demonstration of the neoplastic lesion, is engaged in the histological definition of the nodule, applying the biotical approach related to the most suitable imaging methods for the characterization of the lesion. The sampling is performed with stereotactic or ultrasound guidance, in relation to the morphology and the appearance of the lesion: the histological examination of the lesion results essential for defining the correct treatment plan especially for V-NSM, whereas the cytological report alone is not enough.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNipple Sparing Mastectomy: Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Technique
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788847053342, 9788847053335
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Ferrari, A., Sgarella, A., Zonta, S., Di Giulio, G., & Presazzi, A. (2013). Diagnostic work out. In Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Technique (pp. 59-63). Springer-Verlag Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5334-2_5