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Title Minimally invasive breast biopsies / Renzo Brun del Re (ed.)
Published Berlin : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Recent results in cancer research, 0080-0015 ; 173
Recent results in cancer research ; 173.
Contents Documentation and correlation of senologic findings -- Comparison of large-core vacuum-assisted breast biopsy and excision systems -- Sonographically guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy using handheld mammotome -- Vacora biopsy system -- Available stereotactic systems for breast biopsy -- MRI-guided minimally invasive breast procedures -- Ductoscopy of intraductal neoplasia of the breast -- Pathology of breast tissue obtained in minimally invasive biopsy procedures -- Limitations of minimally invasive breast biopsy -- Advances in breast imaging: a dilemma or progress? -- Cost-benefit analyses -- Systematic review and meta-analysis of recent data
Summary Modern imaging methods have made it possible to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage than in the past. Nevertheless, when screening is performed regularly over a 10-year period, 20% of examined women will present a suspicious finding that subsequently proves to be benign. Accordingly, beyond cancer detection an important goal is the identification of benign lesions in a manner that is reliable, tissue sparing, patient friendly, and cost-effective. More than 70% of breast biopsies can now be performed using minimally invasive procedures that meet these criteria. Against this background, it can be concluded that a mammography screening programme without the possibility of minimally invasive biopsies is neither ethically nor economically justifiable. This book examines in detail the diverse minimally invasive diagnostic techniques that may be employed when imaging yields suspicious findings. These include vacuum-assisted minimally invasive breast biopsy systems (ATEC, EnCor, Intact, Mammotome and Vacora), stereotactic systems, MRI-guided procedures, and ductoscopy. Further chapters are devoted to the pathology of the breast tissue obtained using these procedures, their limitations, the implications of recent advances in breast imaging, and the results of cost-benefit analyses. The closing chapter provides a systematic review and meta-analysis of recent data
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Breast -- Needle biopsy.
Biopsy -- methods
Breast Neoplasms -- diagnosis
Breast Neoplasms -- pathology
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures -- methods
Breast -- Needle biopsy.
Breast -- Needle biopsy.
Form Electronic book
Author Brun del Re, Renzo.
LC no. 2009921986
ISBN 9783540316114