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Radiology. 1992 Dec;185(3):713-4.

Malignant seeding of the needle track during stereotaxic core needle breast biopsy.

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Breast Care Center, Goleta Valley Community Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.


Early reports demonstrated the diagnostic advantage of large-core (14-gauge) biopsy over fine-needle aspiration biopsy of nonpalpable lesions of the breast without apparent significant increase in morbidity. A case of malignant seeding of the needle track after a large-core biopsy of a mucinous carcinoma of the breast is documented. The potential for increased risk of tract seeding of malignancy must be considered.

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