Journal article

Benign papilloma on core biopsy requires surgical excision

Anita Rohini Skandarajah, Lee Field, Arlene Yuen Larn Mou, Malcolm Buchanan, Jill Evans, Stewart Hart, Gregory Bruce Mann

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: When a papillary lesion is identified on core biopsy of an impalpable breast lesion, standard practice involves excisional biopsy. Recent literature has questioned the need for surgical excision in patients with benign core biopsy and radiological concordance. Our aim was to assess whether surgical excision is required by targeting this concordant group in a large screen-detected population. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of all benign papillary core biopsies between February 1995 and September 2007 at North Western Breast Screen and Monash Breast Screen in Melbourne, Australia was performed. All patients had surgical excision, enabling corr..

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