Accuracy and Underestimation of Malignancy of Breast Core Needle Biopsy: the Florence Experience of Over 4000 Consecutive Biopsies

@article{Ciatto2006AccuracyAU,
  title={Accuracy and Underestimation of Malignancy of Breast Core Needle Biopsy: the Florence Experience of Over 4000 Consecutive Biopsies},
  author={Stefano Ciatto and Nehmat Houssami and Daniela Ambrogetti and Simonetta Bianchi and Rita Bonardi and Beniamino Brancato and Sandra Catarzi and Gabriella Gemma Risso},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={291-297}
}
Breast core needle biopsy (CNB) is used for sampling breast lesions in both the screening and diagnostic context. We present the accuracy of breast CNB from a consecutive series of 4035 core biopsies, using methods that minimise selection and verification bias. We calculate accuracy and underestimation of malignancy for both automated (14G) and directional vacuum-assisted (11G) CNB performed under stereotactic or sonographic guidance. Overall sensitivity of CNB is 94.2% (92.9–95.5%) and… CONTINUE READING