The Outpatient Breast Clinic

Aiming at Best Practice

  • Alfonso M. Pluchinotta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Giorgio Macellari, Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    Pages 1-29
  3. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Gianni Saguatti, Daniela Zuccarello
    Pages 31-59
  4. Giorgio Macellari, Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    Pages 87-102
  5. Gianni Saguatti, Elisabetta Tosi
    Pages 103-127
  6. Gianni Saguatti, Giuliana Dell’Oste, Silvia Teggi
    Pages 129-150
  7. Giorgio Macellari, Giorgio Baratelli
    Pages 151-167
  8. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    Pages 169-195
  9. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Giorgio Macellari, Gigliola Lodovichetti
    Pages 197-239
  10. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Barbara Gnocato
    Pages 241-255
  11. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Rafaele Grigoletto
    Pages 257-275
  12. Virgilio S. Sacchini, David N. Anderson
    Pages 277-292
  13. Virgilio S. Sacchini, Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    Pages 293-314
  14. Oreste D. Gentilini, Marta Cavalli, Chiara Boccardo
    Pages 315-329
  15. Oreste D. Gentilini, Maria Virginia Thomazini
    Pages 331-351
  16. Virgilio S. Sacchini, Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Vincenzo Vindigni
    Pages 353-390
  17. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Ornella Lora
    Pages 391-401
  18. Alfonso M. Pluchinotta, Cristina Ghiotto, Zora Baretta
    Pages 403-429
  19. Oreste D. Gentilini, Chiara Boccardo
    Pages 431-446
  20. Oreste D. Gentilini, Chiara Boccardo
    Pages 447-459
  21. Giorgio Macellari, Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    Pages 461-487
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 489-500

About this book


This full-colour, richly-illustrated book is an excellent source of rapidly retrievable information on aspects of relevance in daily clinical practice in the outpatient breast clinic. Expert guidance is provided on a full range of topics, including pitfalls of clinical examination, imaging and related tissue diagnosis, approaches to management decision-making in different disorders, the role of surgery and adjuvant therapy, follow-up and rehabilitation.

In outpatient breast clinics, effective communication with patients must be established in order to address symptoms that in most cases are not serious but can be very worrying and sometimes lead to misdiagnosis and also to litigation. Outpatient consultations also offer an opportunity to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to provide information on matters such as risk assessment, screening and the most reliable websites.

A well-functioning outpatient clinic is essential to a breast unit’s overall proficiency. Readers will find this book an invaluable aid to good practice. The authors place particular emphasis on quality indicators and key priorities for implementation of the main guidelines, at the same time specifying the level of evidence for them and  degree of recommendation. Practical measures for achieving the best results are highlighted, and helpful advice is provided on optimizing patient communication and reducing the psychological burden.


ANDI classification Benign breast diseases Breast screening guidelines Nursing Palpable breast lesions

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfonso M. Pluchinotta
    • 1
  1. 1.Breast Surgery Department Consultant SurgeonPolyclinic Abano TermePadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15906-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15907-2
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