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K K Meyer
Fifty-six breast biopsies, incorrectly assessed by preoperative clinical or mammographic examination, were reviewed to define the characteristics in the tumor or patient that caused the clinician and mammographer to be diagnostically inaccurate. The most important patient characteristic associated with error was the use of hormones. Failure to recognize that oral contraceptive use significantly reduces the incidience of benign breast disease contributed to the frequent misdiagnosis of lesions in those patients...
December 1975: American Surgeon
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