Ductal carcinoma in situ presenting as microcalcifications: the effect of stereotactic large-core needle biopsy on surgical therapy

RM Pijnappel, AD Groote, J de Vries, WJ Post, PC Baas, M.A.J. de Roos

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    The aim of this investigation was to study the efficacy of surgical therapy in patients with non-palpable ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) presenting as microcalcifications diagnosed by means of stereotactic large-core needle biopsy (SCNB). This is a retrospective study with a historical control group within a 12-year period. Two groups of consecutive patients diagnosed with DCIS (1991-2002) by means of needle-localised open breast biopsy (NLBB, n = 49) and SCNB (n = 51) were studied. Both groups were comparable for clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics. The therapeutic interval (time from presentation to definitive of therapy) was 62-days in the SCNB group versus 32-days in the NLBB group (p

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)461-467
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftThe Breast
    Nummer van het tijdschrift6
    StatusPublished - dec.-2004

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