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Can Core Biopsy Reliably Diagnose Mucinous Lesions of the Breast?

Jun Wang MD, PhD, Aylin Simsir MD, Cecilia Mercado MD, Joan Cangiarella MD
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1309/DTDQM4C7X8ENDQ0X 124-127 First published online: 1 January 2007

Abstract

Mucinous lesions in the breast are uncommon. They constitute a wide spectrum of lesions ranging from extravasated mucin associated with fibrocystic change to mucinous carcinoma. There are limited data on the reliability of core biopsy in the diagnosis of mucinous lesions of the breast. We reviewed the core biopsy and surgical biopsy diagnoses in 32 mucinous lesions of the breast. We conclude that core biopsy is highly reliable for accurate diagnosis of mucinous lesions of the breast.

Key Words:
  • Core biopsy
  • Breast
  • Mucinous