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Core needle biopsy as a diagnostic tool to differentiate phyllodes tumor from fibroadenoma.

Authors
  • Komenaka, Ian K
  • El-Tamer, Mahmoud
  • Pile-Spellman, Eliza
  • Hibshoosh, Hanina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
138
Issue
9
Pages
987–990
Identifiers
PMID: 12963656
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Core needle biopsy can significantly reduce the need for operative management of fibroepithelial lesions. A core needle biopsy with results favoring fibroadenoma should allow the breast physician to treat the lesion as a fibroadenoma, with observation and close follow-up or with enucleation. Core needle histologic examination of phyllodes tumor allows the physician to preoperatively plan the definitive management at one surgical procedure, reducing the need for reoperations.

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