Nonpalpable breast lesions: Association of mammographic abnormalities with diagnosis after needle-directed biopsy

Bowers, Gary J., Getz, Jon B., Roettger, Richard H., Gaines, Caren E. and Beck, David E. (1993) Nonpalpable breast lesions: Association of mammographic abnormalities with diagnosis after needle-directed biopsy. Southern Medical Journal, 86 7: 748-752. doi:10.1097/00007611-199307000-00005


Author Bowers, Gary J.
Getz, Jon B.
Roettger, Richard H.
Gaines, Caren E.
Beck, David E.
Title Nonpalpable breast lesions: Association of mammographic abnormalities with diagnosis after needle-directed biopsy
Journal name Southern Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-4348
1541-8243
Publication date 1993-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00007611-199307000-00005
Volume 86
Issue 7
Start page 748
End page 752
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract AB colon; We reviewed the experience with needle-directed breast biopsies (NDBB) in a military medical center. In 195 patients, 207 NDBBs were done; 49 of these biopsies (24%) rendered a diagnosis of malignancy. The majority of patients (78%) had invasive cancer; 44% of them were found to have associated malignant axillary adenopathy. Mammographic indications were examined; 65% of the biopsies were done for microcalcifications with or without an associated mass/density. Approximately one third of these lesions harbored malignancy or high-risk hyperplasia. Discrete nodular densities had a low rate of malignancy (7%), while spiculated/stellate masses proved almost uniformly to be invasive cancer. NDBB should be considered in all women with mammographic abnormalities. The associated risk of malignancy may vary depending on the specific mammographic appearance of the lesion. Unfortunately, a significant number of women may have relatively advanced malignancy when first seen, despite having nonpalpable disease.
Keyword Cancer
Localization
Calcification
Mortality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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