WIRE LOCALIZATION OF THE UNPALPABLE BREAST LESIONS AND EVALUATION OF SURGICAL BIOPSY.
Ö HARMANCIOĞLU, S SAYDAM, M FÜZÜN, K ASTARCIOĞLU, H BAKIR, O DİCLE
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi A.B.D. İZMİR
We retrospectively analysed 26 women who underwent biopsy after wire localisation of the breast for suspicious, mammographically detected mammary lesions. The mean age of the patients was 46 (range 29-64). All of the specimens were examined roentgenographically after excision to verify that the lesion was totally removed. 11.53 percent of the specimens taken at biopsy (n=3) contained invazive ductal carcinoma of the breast, 69.24 percent contained (n=189) fibrocystic disease, 15.38 percent contained (n=4) fibroadenoma and 3.85 percent (n=1) lipit necrosis. Two of three women with invasive breast cancer were treated with modified radical mastectomy and the other one treated with quadrantectomy, axillary dissection and radiotherapy.
In this article we wanted to show the avantage of the biopsy after wire localisation that permits earlier diagnosis and helps the surgeon for removing the lesions.