Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1997;16(3): 293-297.
Values of US-Guided Localization and Specimen US in Nonpalpable Breast Masses.
Young Bo Son, Hak Hee Kim, Hye Seong Park, Ki Tae Kim, Sang Seol Chung, Kyung Sub Shinn
1Department of Radiology, Kangnam st. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical College, Korea.
2Department of General Surgery, Kangnam st. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical College, Korea.
  Published online: January 1, 2001.
PURPOSE: To assess the values of preoperative US-guided localization and postoperative specimen US in nonpalpable breast masses. MATERIALS & METHODS: A total of 28 US-guided localizations were performed with hook localizer needles for recent 2 years. All cases had previous mammography and US studies. Postoperative specimen US was done in 7 cases. RESULTS: Histologic diagnosis was available in all cases. Of the 28 cases, 24 cases were benign (86%) and 4, malignant(14%). The lesions were ranged from 0,6 to 2.0 cm in diameter(mean, 1.1 cm). On 7 specimen US, the lesions were identified in all cases. CONCLUSION: Preoperative US-guided localization is an accurate and easy method for surgical biopsy of nonpalpable breast masses. Postoperative specimen US is also useful to confirm successful removal of the lesion.
Keywords: Breast. Ultrasound; Breast. Localization
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