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Breast cancer and microcalcification

Athanasios Douskos, Aris Giannos, Sofoklis Stavrou, Maria Sotiropoulou, Eleni Feida, Constantine Dimitrakakis, Peter Drakakis, Alexandros Rodolakis
INTRODUCTION: Lobular breast carcinoma includes lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). The association of LCIS with total metastatic lobular breast cancer is very rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a totally metastatic lobular breast cancer in an asymptomatic 64-year-old postmenopausal woman, with no suspicious microcalcifications in mammography. A total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy, infracolic omentectomy and appendectomy was performed along with a quadrantectomy of the upper outer quadrant of left breast, and systematic isolateral lymphadenectomy of the left axilla...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Zulfia McCroskey, Nour Sneige, Carolyn R Herman, Ross A Miller, Luz A Venta, Jae Y Ro, Mary R Schwartz, Alberto G Ayala
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological features of patients with flat epithelial atypia, diagnosed in directional vacuum-assisted biopsy targeting microcalcifications, to identify upgrade rate to in situ ductal or invasive breast carcinoma, and determine factors predicting carcinoma in the subsequent excision. We retrospectively evaluated the histological, clinical, and mammographic features of 69 cases from 65 women, with directional vacuum-assisted biopsy-diagnosed flat epithelial atypia with or without atypical ductal hyperplasia or atypical lobular hyperplasia, which underwent subsequent surgical excision...
February 21, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
R F D van la Parra, A B Tadros, C M Checka, G M Rauch, A Lucci, B D Smith, S Krishnamurthy, V Valero, W T Yang, H M Kuerer
BACKGROUND: Patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and a pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be suitable for non-surgical management. The goal of this study was to identify baseline clinicopathological variables that are associated with residual disease, and to evaluate the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on both the invasive and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) components in TNBC. METHODS: Patients with TNBC treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgical resection were identified...
February 21, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Schiaffino Simone, Massone Elena, Gristina Licia, Fregatti Piero, Rescinito Giuseppe, Alessandro Villa, Friedman Daniele, Calabrese Massimo
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of the conservative management with mammographic checks of patients with ADH diagnosed by vacuum assisted breast biopsy (VAB), without residual calcifications. METHODS: The authors accessed the institutional database of radiological, surgical and pathologic anatomy. Inclusion criteria were: ADH diagnosed by VAB on a single group of microcalcifications, without residual post-procedure; follow-up at least of 12 months. Exclusion criteria were the presence of personal history of breast cancer or other high risk lesions; association with other synchronous lesions, both more and less advanced proliferative lesions...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Anthony J Maxwell, Karen Clements, Bridget Hilton, David J Dodwell, Andrew Evans, Olive Kearins, Sarah E Pinder, Jeremy Thomas, Matthew G Wallis, Alastair M Thompson
BACKGROUND: The natural history of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) remains uncertain. The risk factors for the development of invasive cancer in unresected DCIS are unclear. METHODS: Women diagnosed with DCIS on needle biopsy after 1997 who did not undergo surgical resection for ≥1 year after diagnosis were identified by breast centres and the cancer registry and outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Eighty-nine women with DCIS diagnosed 1998-2010 were identified...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Noriko Sueoka, Mariko Ishizuka, Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Yu Tsubota, Daigo Yamamoto, Masanori Kon
We introduced stereotactic mammotome biopsy(ST-MMT)for the purpose of screening and other institutions. There are many benign cases to be diagnosed by pathological findings, so it is thought to be necessary to examine the adaptation of STMMT again. We examined the performance of ST-MMT in a case of a non-palpating calcification lesion. Between August 2013 and December 2016, ST-MMT biopsies were performed for 247 microcalcified lesions revealed by mammography(in both breasts in 9 patients; twice in the ipsilateral breast in 2 patients)...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Xinbin Li, Hewei Gao, Zhiqiang Chen, Li Zhang, Xiaohua Zhu, Shengping Wang, Weijun Peng
OBJECTIVES: Microcalcifications are an important feature in the diagnosis of breast cancer, especially in the early stages. In this paper, a CT-based method is proposed to potentially distinguish benign and malignant breast diseases based on the distributions of microcalcifications using grating-based phase-contrast imaging on a conventional X-ray tube. METHODS: The method presented based on the ratio of dark-field signals to attenuation signals in CT images is compared with the existing method based on the ratio in projections, and the threshold for the classification of microcalcifications in the two types of breast diseases is obtained using our approach...
January 26, 2018: European Radiology
Garima Verma, Maria Laura Luciani, Alessandro Palombo, Linda Metaxa, Giovanna Panzironi, Federica Pediconi, Alessandro Giuliani, Mariano Bizzarri, Virginia Todde
INTRODUCTION: Herein, we propose a Systems Biology approach aimed at identifying quantitative morphological parameters useful in discriminating benign from malignant breast microcalcifications at digital mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study includes 31 patients in which microcalcifications had been detected during XR mammography and were further confirmed by stereotactic (XR-guided) biopsies. Patients were classified according to the BIRADS (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System), along with their parenchyma fractal dimension and biopsy size...
December 11, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Gul Ege Aktas, Ali Sarıkaya, Nuray Can, Selin Soyluoglu Demir
F-18 NaF PET/CT evaluation has gained importance in recent years. Achievements from F-18 NaF PET/CT are: higher sensitivity of positron imaging, higher target background ratio with higher tracer accumulation in bone hydroxyapatite and higher specificity through CT correlation. These properties have also given directions to new research fields based on imaging microcalcifications, very recently. A limited number of cases have reported the F-18 NaF uptake in macrocalcified soft tissue metastases. Although the presence of microcalcification was not proved; accumulation of F-18 NaF in the metastatic brain lesion with no visible calcification on the CT, in a patient with ductal breast carcinoma has also been reported...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
W B G Sanderink, R M Mann
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...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
Jennie A M R Kunitake, Siyoung Choi, Kayla X Nguyen, Meredith M Lee, Frank He, Daniel Sudilovsky, Patrick G Morris, Maxine S Jochelson, Clifford A Hudis, David A Muller, Peter Fratzl, Claudia Fischbach, Admir Masic, Lara A Estroff
Microcalcifications (MCs) are routinely used to detect breast cancer in mammography. Little is known, however, about their materials properties and associated organic matrix, or their correlation to breast cancer prognosis. We combine histopathology, Raman microscopy, and electron microscopy to image MCs within snap-frozen human breast tissue and generate micron-scale resolution correlative maps of crystalline phase, trace metals, particle morphology, and organic matrix chemical signatures within high grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive cancer...
April 2018: Journal of Structural Biology
Min Ho Park, Wonbong Lim, Danbi Jo, Jin Seok Jung, Subin Kim, Jangho Kim, Hyo Soon Lim, Ji Shin Lee, Jung-Joon Min, Hoon Hyun
Early detection and differential diagnosis of breast microcalcifications are of significant importance in effective treatment of early breast cancer, because mineral composition of breast calcification is directly associated with different pathological states. However, applying image-based modalities for component identification in breast calcification remains challenging, because no calcification-specific contrast agent is available to distinguish between benign and malignant (type I and type II, respectively) calcifications of breast lesions...
December 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Barbara Bennani-Baiti, Matthias Dietzel, Pascal A Baltzer
PURPOSE: Assess the performance of breast MRI to diagnose breast cancer in BI-RADS 4 microcalcifications detected by mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective, IRB-approved study included 248 consecutive contrast-enhanced breast MRI (1.5T, protocol in accordance with EUSOBI recommendations) performed to further diagnose BI-RADS 4 microcalcifications detected at mammography during a 3-year period. Standard of reference had to be established by histopathology...
2017: PloS One
Xiaoqin Yu, Xiaoyan Hao, Jing Wan, Yingying Wang, Lan Yu, Binyue Liu
To study the correlation of ultrasonographic signs of small breast cancer (maximum diameter ≤2.0 cm) with axillary lymph node metastasis, pre-operative ultrasonographic images of 153 small breast malignant neoplasms in 143 breast cancer patients were analyzed according to their pathologic features. Of the small breast tumors included, 47 showed axillary lymph node metastasis. Diagnosis of all patients was obtained with radical axillary surgery or a sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure. Ultrasonographic signs included irregular shape, microlobulated contour, spiculation, microcalcification, posterior echo attenuation, blood-flow grade, perforating vessels, changes in fascia or cooper's ligament and maximum cortical thickness of lymph nodes...
February 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Pascal A T Baltzer, Barbara Bennani-Baiti, Alexander Stöttinger, Alexander Bumberger, Panagiotis Kapetas, Paola Clauser
PURPOSE: Microcalcifications are a common finding in mammography and usually require invasive procedures to diagnose or exclude malignancy. As many microcalcifications are due to benign lesions, we wanted to assess whether breast MRI as an additional diagnostic tool may be used to distinguish benign from malignant in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible for this retrospective, IRB-approved observational study were 858 consecutive patients (mean age 54±11years) undergoing stereotactically-guided biopsies of suspicious mammographic microcalcifications during three year at our institution...
February 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Yeong Yi An, Sung Hun Kim, Bong Joo Kang
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to correlate residual mammographic microcalcifications after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with pathological results and to compare the accuracy of mammography (MG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in predicting the size of residual tumors. METHODS: The imaging findings and pathological results for 29 patients with residual microcalcifications after NAC were reviewed. We compared the agreement of the measured extent of residual microcalcifications based on MG and residual enhancement based on MRI with the residual tumor size based on pathology...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Simone Schiaffino, Licia Gristina, Alessandro Villa, Simona Tosto, Francesco Monetti, Franca Carli, Massimo Calabrese
OBJECTIVE: To determine the malignancy rate (defined in this study as stability or absence of malignancy developed on close imaging follow-up post-biopsy) of conservative management in patients with a vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAB) diagnosis of flat epithelial atypia (FEA), performed on single group of microcalcifications, completely removed during procedure. METHODS: This is a retrospective, monocentric, observational study, approved by IRB. Inclusion criteria were: VAB performed on a single group of microcalcifications; the absence of residual calcifications post-VAB; diagnosis of isolated FEA as the most advanced proliferative lesion; radiological follow-up at least of 12 months...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
Egemen Sert, Seyda Ertekin, Ugur Halici
Human level recall performance in detecting breast cancer considering microcalcifications from mammograms has a recall value between 74.5% and 92.3%. In this research, we approach to breast microcalcification classification problem using convolutional neural networks along with various preprocessing methods such as contrast scaling, dilation, cropping etc. and decision fusion using ensemble of networks. Various experiments on Digital Database for Screening Mammography dataset showed that preprocessing poses great importance on the classification performance...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Katerina Lekanidi, Phil Dilks, Tamara Suaris, Steffan Kennett, Hema Purushothaman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the features that make interval cancers apparent on the preceding screening mammogram and determine whether changes in the ways of performing the interval cancer review will affect the true interval cancer rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the clinical governance committee. Mammograms of women diagnosed with an interval cancer were included in the study if they had been allocated to either the "suspicious signs" group or "subtle signs" group, during the historic interval cancer review...
September 2017: European Journal of Radiology
Zhu Yuan, Xiang Qu, Zhong-Tao Zhang, Wen G Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of localization needles under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance for non-palpable breast lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-three patients undergoing needle localization and biopsy of non-palpable breast lesions under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance from June 2013 to December 2014 in Beijing Friendship Hospital were included in the study. The preoperative imaging assessment, application of localization needles, surgical operation and pathological examination were recorded and analyzed retrospectively...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
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