99m Tc-rituximab as a tracer for sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer patients: a single-center analysis
ConclusionsARR of SLNB-negative patients with99mTc-rituximab is low. Abnormal axillary ultrasound with negative FNA, not receiving radiotherapy, and age ≤ 40 years were prognostic factors for higher ARRs.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings have confirmed that tru-cut biopsy is an accurate, reliable and as effective as open surgery for breast cancer diagnosis. The higher success rates may achieve by accordance of triple assessment which includes clin-ical, radiological and pathological evaluation with tru-cut biopsy. KEY WORDS: Breast cancer, Core needle biopsy, Preoperative evaluation, Tru-cut biops. PMID: 29208778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In the past four decades, a variety of methods for minimal or non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have been introduced. Although breast imaging has become more and more specific for diagnosis, specimen biopsy with histopathological confirmation is still necessary. Core-needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance is the appropriate first choice for the diagnosis of most lesions. Fine-needle aspiration is of interest for identification of the presence of metastatic disease in abnormal lymph nodes.
Conclusions FNAC-positive tumors have greater axillary burden, even in patients fulfilling ACOSOG Z0011 criteria. Using axillary US/FNAC to triage patients meeting Z0011 criteria may result in axillary overtreatment. The number of suspicious nodes seen in axillary US is related with the final axillary burden and should be taken into account when deciding to do FNAC in patients fulfilling ACOSOG Z0011 criteria.
ConclusionIn patients with breast cancer mediastinal metastases, ER, PR and HER2 expression can be assessed in samples obtained by EBUS‐TBNA whenever a sufficient tissue sample is collected.
Rationale: Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP) remains a challenge to physicians. Surgery and chemotherapy during pregnancy are widely used for the treatment of BCP. Herein, we reported 3 Chinese patients with BCP who underwent chemotherapy during pregnancy and were followed up for adverse effects. Patient concerns: Three female patients (case 1, case 2, and case 3) of 37-, 32-, and 28-year-old with breast masses were enrolled. Case 1 had been pregnant for over 4 months, case 2 over 7 months, and case 3 for 7 months. Ultrasound findings revealed a mass in the left breast in cases 1 and 2 (30 mm &time...
CONCLUSIONS: CNB is safe and should be the preferred technique for UNS to improve sensitivity. PMID: 29063297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsCNB is safe and should be the preferred technique for UNS to improve sensitivity.
ConclusionHigh-grade, triple-negative breast cancers and multiple-insertion, non-coaxial biopsies may be risk factors for NS. NS should be suspected on the basis of the superficial and linear pattern of disease progression in these patients.
CONCLUSION: The initial category 4A or 3 of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System could be a significant factor that affects immediate surgical excision and follow-up compliance. Cancers were detected only in the initial category 4A group of concordant benign lesions. More attention should be paid to the concordant benign lesions from the initial category 4A group than from the category 3 group. PMID: 28970857 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2017 Source:Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI Author(s): Sughra Raza, Sona A. Chikarmane, Eva C. Gombos, Dianne Georgian-Smith, Elisabeth P. Frost Breast cancer is an increasing challenge in developed and limited resource areas of the world. Early detection of breast cancer offers the best chance for optimal care and best outcomes. A critical step in early detection is to obtain efficient and accurate tissue diagnoses. Although image-guided core needle breast biopsies are usually straightforward for experienced breast imagers, there are some not uncommon scenarios that present...