Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of fine-wire localization biopsy for impalpable breast cancer.

@article{Hastrich1992DiagnosticAT,
  title={Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of fine-wire localization biopsy for impalpable breast cancer.},
  author={Diana J Hastrich and John M. Dunn and Jeffery S Armstrong and Judson D. Davies and Zo{\"e} Davies and Amanda J Webb and John Richard Farndon},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={79 10},
  pages={1038-41}
}
During the first 2 years (July 1989 to July 1991) of the Avon Breast Screening Service, fine-wire localization biopsy was indicated in 213 impalpable breast lesions. A total of 144 lesions were benign and 69 malignant. Only four of 213 lesions (1.9 per cent) were not excised at the first localization. Factors influencing reoperation in the 69 patients with malignant impalpable lesions were examined. There was a significant association (P < 0.001) between parenchymal disturbances on mammography… CONTINUE READING