Sonographically guided directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy using a handheld device.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to show that one can safely remove all sonographic evidence of masses in the breast less than or equal to 1.5 cm in greatest dimension using the 11-gauge handheld Mammotome, thereby reducing the possibility of a false-negative diagnosis and other shortcomings of the automated core biopsy device. SUBJECTS AND METHODS… (More)

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