A better understanding of the term radial scar

King, T. A., Scharfenberg, J. C., Smetherman, D. H., Farkas, E. A., Bolton, J. S. and Fuhrman, G. M. (2000). A better understanding of the term radial scar. In: 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Colorado Springs, CO, United States, (428-432). 9-12 April 2000. doi:10.1016/S0002-9610(00)00506-7

Author King, T. A.
Scharfenberg, J. C.
Smetherman, D. H.
Farkas, E. A.
Bolton, J. S.
Fuhrman, G. M.
Title of paper A better understanding of the term radial scar
Conference name 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress
Conference location Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Conference dates 9-12 April 2000
Journal name American Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2000
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/S0002-9610(00)00506-7
ISSN 0002-9610
Volume 180
Issue 6
Start page 428
End page 432
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Background: Radial scar is a breast lesion with mammographic and histologic features similar to carcinoma. We reviewed the characteristics of patients with radial scars to better understand these lesions and to determine the incidence of associated carcinoma. Methods: Records for all patients undergoing diagnostic wire localized excisional breast biopsy from January 1993 to September 1999 were reviewed to identify those with histologic or mammographic evidence of radial scar. Clinical records, mammograms, and pathologic slides of these patients were reviewed. Results: We identified 45 cases of radial scar: 10 patients had mammographic and histologic evidence of radial scar (group I), 29 only mammographic evidence (group II), and 6 only histologic evidence (group III). Breast cancer risk was similar in the three patient groups. Carcinoma was identified in 18 patients with mammographic radial scars. Conclusions: Mammographically detected radial scars were associated with carcinoma in 18 of 39 (46%) cases. Histologically identified radial scars are not associated with malignancy and should not be confused with mammographically identified lesions.
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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