Benign Breast Diseases

Benign Breast Diseases

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Widespread use of mammography results in detection of small cancers with favorable prognosis, as well as an array of indeterminate lesions, the majority of which turn out to be histologically benign. This book gives a detailed account of the radiology and pathology of screening-detected lesions, with discussion of risk assessment, to assist clinicians in the follow-up of their patients. Related lesions are dealt with in consecutive chapters, giving the reader an opportunity for comparison. The book is well illustrated with radiological and pathological correlation of mostly screening-detected images including mucocele-like lesions and columnar lesions. All professionals who care for patients with breast disease, such as breast surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and breast care nurses, will find the book highly useful for the management of patients with benign or indeterminate breast lesions in a multidisciplinary setting.Non-surgical procedures such as fine needle aspiration cytology and needle core biopsies are cost-effective when compared with surgical excision biopsy ... Lesions located in the posterior aspect of the breast can be difficult to access and these would require needle localisation biopsies. ... Excisions due to patients requests should be excluded if the benign diagnosis has been confirmed by other tests.

Title:Benign Breast Diseases
Author:Catherine N. Chinyama
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2004-02-20


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