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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2010 Jul-Aug;38(7-8):455-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2010.04.003. Epub 2010 Jun 4.

[Mucocele-like lesions of the breast: management after diagnosis on ultrasound guided core biopsy or stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy].

[Article in French]

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Service de gynécologie, hôpital Bretonneau, CHU de Tours, Tours, France. louldamer@yahoo.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Clinical and pathological features of mucocele-like lesions in the breast are well-known though rare. The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency of other breast proliferations association, the underestimation with ultrasound guided core biopsy or stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy and its implication on patient's management.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Retrospective study conducted in the gynecology departments of Tours and Orleans between January 1997 and December 2007, reviewing the records of all patients with diagnosis of mammary mucocele-like lesion on core or stereotactic biopsy.

RESULTS:

Eight cases were identified, all screen-detected (mammographic abnormalities) on asymptomatic women. For the five cases diagnosed by core biopsy, initial histological examination found isolated mucocele-like lesions in four cases, and association with atypical ductal hyperplasia in the other case. Vacuum-assisted biopsy and/or surgical excision were always done finding an association with mucinous carcinoma and another case of association with atypical ductal hyperplasia. For cases diagnosed by vacuum-assisted biopsy, histological examination was almost similar to the surgical one.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:

High rate of associated lesions (especially atypical ductal hyperplasia) makes necessary the advice of complementary surgical excision after a diagnosis of a mucocele-like lesion on a biopsy specimen. Vacuum-assisted biopsies could have their place as a curative method in certain conditions.

PMID:
20605510
DOI:
10.1016/j.gyobfe.2010.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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