Evaluation of nonpalpable breast lesions. Experience in a training institution

William C. Hall, J. Bradley Aust, Harold V. Gaskill, Janet M. Potter, James G. Floumoy, Anatolio B. Cruz

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Biopsy directed by needle localization is a safe and relatively simple method of obtaining abnormal tissue for histologic examination without sacrificing surrounding normal breast tissue. In the setting of a training institution, accurate results can be expected as technical skills are obtained by a variety of housestaff. In this series of 70 biopsies, the lesion targeted on mammography was removed on the initial attempt in all but 1 instance, for an overall accuracy of 99 percent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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