[Investigation of palpable breast tumours. Patient flow and quality assessment of the tripple diagnostic procedure].

@article{Skaane1995InvestigationOP,
  title={[Investigation of palpable breast tumours. Patient flow and quality assessment of the tripple diagnostic procedure].},
  author={Per Skaane and Rolf K{\aa}resen and Uffe Jacobsen and Einar Amlie and T Sauer and F. Skj{\o}rten},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  year={1995},
  volume={115 16},
  pages={
          1965-9
        }
}
The evaluation of patients with a palpable breast lump includes physical examination, mammography, and fine needle aspiration cytology. Combined use of these diagnostic procedures (triple diagnostic) gives nearly the same degree of accuracy as excisional biopsy with a sensitivity of 97-99% in patients with palpable breast carcinomas. Ultrasonography is a valuable adjunct when mammography is normal or nonconclusive and should be the primary imaging modality in patients under 35 years of age with… CONTINUE READING