Office-Based Diagnostic Procedures
Visible or palpable breast abnormalities detected by the patient or a primary care provider are among the most common reasons for referral to a breast surgeon. During the initial consultation, a thorough history and clinical breast exam alone may provide significant insight into the patient’s problem, such as is the case with cyclical breast tenderness. Other complaints, such as nipple discharge or a palpable nodule, may be further investigated through a combination of straightforward, diagnostic office procedures. This chapter reviews several of these techniques.
KeywordsFalse Negative Rate Core Biopsy Core Needle Biopsy Inflammatory Breast Cancer Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
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