Biopsia mammaria "vacuum-assisted" per la diagnosi di lesioni non palpabili: Descrizione dei primi 226 casi

Translated title of the contribution: Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for diagnosis of non-palpable lesions: Experience with 226 cases

Manuela Nebuloni, R. Amadori, C. Antonacci, R. S. Rossi, A. Sartani, A. De Simone, F. Corsi, R. Bianco, M. A. Nosenzo, E. Trabucchi, G. Vago

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Abstract

Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) is now available for non-palpable lesions. The present study describes the results obtainedfrom 226 consecutive VABBs performed at "L. Sacco" Hospital, Milan, from November 2005 to July 2007 (198 stereotactic and 28 ultrasonographic procedures). Adequate tissue samples for histopathological evaluation were obtained in 225 cases (99.6%). The diagnoses were as follows: 9 normal tissues (4%), 97 benigh (43%), 25 "probably benign" (11%), 4 "suspicious for malignancy" (2%) and 90 malignant (40%, 53 in situ and 37 infiltrating carcinoma). Of the 90 malignant cases, 38 (42.2%) underwent subsequent surgical excision in our Unit; 84.2% (32/38) had concordant histopathological findings. In conclusion, VABB is an accurate and safe technique for diagnosis of non-palpable lesions, and in experienced hands avoids unnecessary surgical procedures.

Translated title of the contributionVacuum-assisted breast biopsy for diagnosis of non-palpable lesions: Experience with 226 cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalPathologica
Volume100
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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