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Ultrasound aspiration of breast

Fan Zhang, Jing Zhang, Qing-Xin Meng, Xin Zhang
This study aimed to explore the clinical usefulness of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (USG-FNAC) for the evaluation of axillary lymph nodes in patients with early stage breast cancer (BC) among the Chinese Han female population.Around 124 patients with early stage BC were included in this retrospective study. All patients underwent USG-FNAC (group A). Patients with proven metastasis also underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) (group B). In addition, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) was performed 2 to 5 hours prior to the surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jerica Novak, Nikola Besic, Radan Dzodic, Barbara Gazic, Andrej Vogrin
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent changes in the treatment of the axilla in selected breast cancer patient, positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients undergoing mastectomy still necessitates axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). In invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), pre-operative detection of the lymph node metastasis may be demanding due to its unique morphology. The aim of this study was to examine the benefit of preoperative axillary ultrasound (AUS), ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB), and intra-operative imprint cytology (IIC), in order to avoid two-stage axillary surgery in patients with ILC undergoing mastectomy...
February 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
Ewa Łukasiewicz, Agnieszka Ziemiecka, Wiesław Jakubowski, Jelena Vojinovic, Magdalena Bogucevska, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak
Aim: The aim of the study was to review two techniques that can be used to verify focal lesions in the breasts: fine-needle aspiration biopsy and core-needle biopsy. Material and methods: Fifty-five articles (original papers and reviews), half of them published within the past 5 years, were included in the analysis. The authors also took their own experience into account. Results: Pre-operative assessment of focal lesions in the breasts is crucial in the planning of further therapeutic management...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
Javier Del Riego, María Jesús Diaz-Ruiz, Milagros Teixidó, Judit Ribé, Mariona Vilagran, Lydia Canales, Melcior Sentís
PURPOSE: (a) To compare the axillary tumor burden detected by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) versus sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). (b) To evaluate the relationship between axillary tumor burden and the number of suspicious lymph nodes detected by axillary ultrasonography (US). (c) To calculate the false-positive and false-negative rates for FNAC in patients fulfilling ACOSOG Z0011 criteria. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter cross-sectional study of 355 pT1 breast cancers...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
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
Jiwei Wang, Tie Fan, Yingjian He, Xue Chen, Zhaoqing Fan, Yuntao Xie, Tianfeng Wang, Jinfeng Li, Tao Ouyang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the long-term prognosis of breast cancer patients with99m Tc-rituximab for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). METHODS: A total of 2947 patients with negative sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) omitting axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), treated between June 2005 and December 2013, were retrospectively analyzed. SLNB was performed prior to adjuvant therapy. RESULTS: After a median follow-up of 62 months, 22 cases of axillary recurrence (AR) were observed...
April 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Shuo Liu, Jinshu Zeng, Huizhou Gong, Hongqin Yang, Jia Zhai, Yi Cao, Junxiu Liu, Yuling Luo, Yuhua Li, Liam Maguire, Xuemei Ding
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women in most countries of the world. Many computer-aided diagnostic methods have been proposed, but there are few studies on quantitative discovery of probabilistic dependencies among breast cancer data features and identification of the contribution of each feature to breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS: This study aims to fill this void by utilizing a Bayesian network (BN) modelling approach. A K2 learning algorithm and statistical computation methods are used to construct BN structure and assess the obtained BN model...
January 1, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
P Serra, J Sanz-Santos, E Castellà, B Cirauqui, F Andreo, M Llatjós, M Avila, M Margelí, L Serrano, C Centeno, V Quiroga, M Torky, J Ruiz-Manzano
BACKGROUND: In breast cancer patients, the expression statuses of oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) are crucial in the choice of treatment. Receptor expression in metastatic lesions can differ from the primary tumour. The aim of our study was to analyse the utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) to obtain samples allowing the identification of ER, PR and HER2 expression in patients with mediastinal metastases of breast cancer...
November 9, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Ashley R Topps, Simon P Barr, Panagiotis Pikoulas, Susan A Pritchard, Anthony J Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative ultrasound-guided needle sampling (UNS) of abnormal axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer can identify patients with axillary metastases and therefore rationalize patient care and inform decision-making. To obtain tissue diagnosis, UNS can be performed by either fine needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy (CNB). However, few studies have compared the sensitivity of these techniques and the majority show no difference. METHODS: All node-positive patients (those with micro- and macrometastases but not isolated tumor cells) treated at a tertiary referral center between January 2012 and December 2015 were retrospectively identified from pathology records...
October 23, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Amalie Sylvester-Hvid, Magnus B Avnstorp, Lene Wagenblast, Jørgen Lock-Andersen, Steen H Matzen
Introduction Breast seroma may be caused by a variety of factors including lymphatic disruption, continuous inflammation and foreign bodies such as breast implants. In cases of breast implants associated seroma the diagnosis of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) should be investigated. Presentation of Case A 45-year-old Caucasian woman was referred with bilateral swelling of the breasts causing tension and pain. MRI showed accumulations compatible with bilateral silicone implants. Ultrasound-guided aspiration showed no malignancy or silicone...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Robert Maráz, Tamás Zombori, Éva Ambrózay, Gábor Cserni
INTRODUCTION: In the recent past, both clinically node-positive and node-negative but sentinel node-positive patients underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), although the two groups seem to have substantially different degree of nodal involvement. METHODS: Data on consecutive primary breast cancer patients with documented axillary ultrasound (AXUS) results who underwent ALND between January 2003 and December 2015 either because of AXUS-guided fine needle aspiration (A-FNAC) results or because of a positive sentinel lymph node were retrospectively analysed...
November 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Heba Elsedfy
The female breast undergoes two phases of growth and differentiation. The first occurs during fetal life and results in the formation of simple branched ducts, which are able to respond to the hormonal stimuli of maternal origin. The second period of growth occurs at puberty, when the ducts elongate, divide, and form terminal duct lobular units. Breast pathology during adolescence is usually benign and therefore management has to be mostly conservative. Familiarity with the spectrum of breast pathology in this age group is essential...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Won Hwa Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Jin Hyang Jung, Ho Yong Park, Jeeyeon Lee, Wan Wook Kim, Ji Young Park, Hyejin Cheon, So Mi Lee, Seung Hyun Cho, Kyung Min Shin, Gab Chul Kim
Ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-guided FNA) for axillary lymph nodes (ALNs) is currently used with various techniques for the initial staging of breast cancer and tagging of ALNs. With the implementation of the tattooing of biopsied ALNs, the rate of false-negative results of US-guided FNA for non-palpable and suspicious ALNs and concordance with sentinel lymph nodes were determined by node-to node analyses. A total of 61 patients with breast cancer had negative results for metastasis on US-guided FNA of their non-palpable and suspicious ALNs...
November 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Alison Unzeitig Barron, Stephen Luk, Herb A Phelan, Brian H Williams
BACKGROUND: The breast surgery community has adopted needle aspiration as the standard of care for breast abscesses, which have a size less than 5 cm on ultrasound, no skin changes, and fewer than 5 days of symptoms. Our acute-care surgery (ACS) service manages all breast abscess consults at our urban safety-net hospital. We undertook this descriptive study to identify the rate of operative incisions and drainage performed by ACS surgeons which were not compatible with best practices for breast abscess management...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Josko Bezic, Jelena Srbljin
Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH) is a breast stromal change, histologically characterized by anastomosing, slit-like spaces lined by slender myofibroblasts and surrounded by dense collagenous stroma. Mass forming cases clinically and radiologically simulate fibroadenoma. A middle aged women presented with unpalpable breast nodule discovered on ultrasound examination. The ultrasound characteristics were typical for fibroadenoma, while fine-needle aspiration cytology was inconclusive. The histological examination of the lumpectomy specimen showed fibroadenoma with peculiar stromal alteration consistent with pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia...
August 2, 2017: Breast Disease
Rikiya Nakamura, Naohito Yamamoto, Toshiko Miyaki, Makiko Itami, Nobumitsu Shina, Masayuki Ohtsuka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of preoperative diagnostic tools for axillary lymph nodes (LNs) staging of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2464 consecutive patients with operable breast cancer were prospectively identified at our institution between April 2012 and March 2017. Patients with suspicious axillary LN of breast cancer were assessed using preoperative ultrasound(US) or computed tomography (CT), underwent fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) or core needle biopsy (CNB)...
July 22, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Maoxin Wu, Kenneth R Shroyer
INTRODUCTION: Although pathology services focused on fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of superficial palpable masses with on-site cytological evaluation are available in a wide range of clinical and academic settings, the addition of ultrasound (US) guidance into FNA practice by a cytopathologist group can be challenging. An US-FNA service provided by a cytopathologist in the department of Pathology is a relatively new practice in the field of medicine. This report summarizes our experience and strategies in achieving this objective and our successful preliminary results...
July 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Lennart Werner, Franziska Aebersold Keller, Ujwal Bhure, Justus Egidius Roos, Katharina Tornquist, Maria Del Sol Pèrez-Lago, Oliver Gautschi, Klaus Strobel
BACKGROUND: Accurate lymph node staging is essential for adequate prognostication and therapy planning in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). FDG-PET/CT is a sensitive tool for the detection of metastases, including non-palpable supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) metastases. Histological proof of metastatic spread and mutation analysis is crucial for optimal staging and therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and core biopsy (CB) of FDG active, non-palpable SCLN's in patients with suspicion for lung cancer...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
Jessemae L Welsh, Michael G Keeney, Tanya L Hoskin, Katrina N Glazebrook, Judy C Boughey, Sejal S Shah, Tina J Hieken
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, typically triple-negative, breast cancer reported to have a favorable prognosis and low rate of nodal metastasis. No consensus guidelines exist for axillary staging and treatment. METHODS: We identified all patients with ACC evaluated at our institution from January 1994 to August 2016. Patient, tumor, and treatment variables were abstracted and analyzed. RESULTS: We identified 20 pure ACCs (0...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Anu Kapoor, Ramakrishna Narayanan, Ashwani Tandon, Arun Kumar Santosh
We present the case of a 48-year-old man who presented with a painless, progressively increasing lump in the left breast. The mammographic and sonographic appearance of the lesion was suspicious for malignancy. Fine needle aspiration cytology and histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of pilomatricoma. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 00:000-000, 2017.
May 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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