Diagnostic value of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for breast carcinoma: a meta-analysis and systematic review

@article{Yu2010DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for breast carcinoma: a meta-analysis and systematic review},
  author={Ying-hua Yu and Chi Liang and Xianhong Yuan},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2010},
  volume={120},
  pages={469-479}
}
As mammography screening has its limitation in diagnosis in breast carcinoma, minimally invasive procedures offer a better option. We conducted a systematic review to establish the overall value of Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAB) for the diagnosis of breast cancer. After a review and quality assessment of 21 studies, sensitivity, specificity and other measures of accuracy of VAB for evaluating breast lesions were pooled using random-effects models. Summary receiver operating characteristic… 

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