THE ROLE OF STEREOTAXIC LOCALIZATION IN EXCISIONAL BIOPSY OF NONPALPABLE BREAST LESIONS
NURİ TENEKECİ1, CEMALETTİN TOPUZLU1, MAHMUT MÜSLÜMANOĞLU2, CANAN ALATLI1, ABDULLAH İĞCİ2, VAHİT ÖZMEN2, RIDVAN İLHAN3
1İstanbul Üniversitesi Onkoloji Enstitüsü, Çapa/İSTANBUL
2İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
3İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Stereotaxic localization was performed for excisional biopsy of 54 nonpalpabl breast lesion which are detected by mammography. 19 cases were found to be malignant, 4 ductal carcinoma in situ and 15 invasive ductal/lobuler carcinoma. 87% percent of invasive cancers were smaller than 20 mm. Positive biopsy rate was 35%. All nonpalpabl lesions were excised completely. In excision of every kind of nonpalpabl breast lesions, stereotaxic marker localization always provided the right localization for complete excision and minimal tissue loss.