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Itamar Ashkenazi, Karen Ferrer, Marin Sekosan, Elizabeth Marcus, Jeff Bork, Tamer Aiti, Ron Lavy, Howard A Zaren
BACKGROUND: A review of the literature reveals conflicting evidence on whether core biopsy, complemented with concordant imaging, is sufficient in differentiating benign from malignant papillary lesions. Our objective was to evaluate whether in our patient population, commonly used clinical and pathological parameters could predict benignity, thus eliminating the need to proceed with excision. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical variables and pathologic slides of 39 patients in whom both core biopsy and excisional biopsy were available for evaluation...
August 2007: American Journal of Surgery
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