General Info About Breast Biopsy
Breast biopsy can be performed by various techniques-
► Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Biopsy (FNAC).
► Core Needle Biopsy (CNB).
► Vacuum-assisted Biopsy.
► Excision Biopsy (surgical biopsy).
Imaging guidance (x-ray, ultrasound or MRI) is required for non-palpable breast growth or lumps.
Advantages of non-surgical biopsies-
► Are less stressful for the patient.
► Minimize the risk of complications like bleeding and infection.
► Cause minimum skin scarring.
► Leave no internal scar to interfere with the accuracy of future mammograms.
Disadvantage of non-surgical biopsies-
► Non-surgical biopsies are not always as reliable as surgical biopsies in producing a conclusive diagnosis. Some patients who undergo a non-surgical biopsy have to undergo a follow-up surgical biopsy.
The results for small biopsies and fine needle aspirations may be available the next day. The result of most breast biopsies is available within a few days after the procedure. Sometimes special testing is required, and the results may take longer.
Latest Publications and Research on Breast BiopsyMicroglandular adenosis: a non-obligate precursor of triple-negative breast cancer? - Published by PubMed
Evidence-based value of subcutaneous surgical wound drainage: the largest systematic review and meta-analyses. - Published by PubMed
Interobserver variability of ultrasound elastography and the ultrasound BI-RADS lexicon of breast lesions. - Published by PubMed
SIRT1 Suppresses the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Cancer Metastasis and Organ Fibrosis. - Published by PubMed
Identification of the c-kit gene mutations in biopsy tissues of mammary gland carcinoma tumor. - Published by PubMed