Indications and techniques for biopsy


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© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Several breast biopsy techniques are available for patients presenting with palpable and nonpalpable lesions. Current consensus guidelines recommend percutaneous biopsy as the initial tissue acquisition modality. Image guidance (ultrasound, mammogram, or magnetic resonance imaging) improves accuracy and precision in the biopsy of nonpalpable lesions. Here we review the biopsy techniques in most common use, as well as the indications for each approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Obeng-Gyasi, S; Grimm, LJ; Hwang, ES; Klimberg, VS; Bland, KI

Published Date

  • August 24, 2017

Book Title

  • The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 385.e2

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780323359559

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00028-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus