Breast Cancer

, 17:75 | Cite as

Case report of pseudoaneurysm caused by core needle biopsy of the breast

  • Shinsuke Sasada
  • Roka Namoto-Matsubayashi
  • Goro Yokoyama
  • Hiroki Takahashi
  • Masahiro Sakai
  • Kenta Koike
  • Seiya Momosaki
  • Noriko Uesugi
  • Teruhiko Fujii
Case Report

Abstract

We treated a patient with a pseudoaneurysm caused by core needle biopsy (CNB), in which both the cancer and the aneurysm were excised by breast conservation therapy. A 51-year-old woman attended a local hospital because of a 25-mm mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. CNB was performed, and brisk bleeding occurred at the biopsy site. Immediate hemostasis was achieved with direct manual compression. CNB detected fatty tissue, and a diagnosis could not be made. When she presented at our hospital 6 weeks later, there was a 25-mm pulsating mass at the biopsy site. Color-flow Doppler US and dynamic MRI showed a breast tumor and pseudoaneurysm formation. For the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of the breast tumor and pseudoaneurysm, lumpectomy of the right breast was performed. Histological diagnosis was papillotubular carcinoma and pseudoaneurysm. Although this condition is relatively rare, it is important to be aware of the possibility of complications, such as pseudoaneurysms, which require treatment.

Keywords

Breast cancer Core needle biopsy Pseudoaneurysm 

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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinsuke Sasada
    • 1
  • Roka Namoto-Matsubayashi
    • 2
  • Goro Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Hiroki Takahashi
    • 1
  • Masahiro Sakai
    • 2
  • Kenta Koike
    • 1
  • Seiya Momosaki
    • 3
  • Noriko Uesugi
    • 3
  • Teruhiko Fujii
    • 1
  1. 1.Breast Care Center, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization, Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization, Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization, Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan

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