Nonpalpable breast lesions: association of mammographic abnormalities with diagnosis after needle-directed biopsy.


We reviewed the experience with needle-directed breast biopsies (NDBB) in a military medical center. In 195 patients, 207 NDBBs were done; 49 of these biopsies (24%) rendered a diagnosis of malignancy. The majority of patients (78%) had invasive cancer; 44% of them were found to have associated malignant axillary adenopathy. Mammographic indications were… (More)


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