Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 2004;23(1): 11-18.
Efficacy of Ultrasound-guided Mammotome Biopsy for Complete Removal of Breast Lesion with Six-Months Follow-Up Ultrasound.
Hye Seong Kim, Boo Kyung Han, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Ji Young Kim, Young Hye Koh, Jung Hyun Yang, Seok Jin Nam, Jung Han Kim
1Department of Radiology, Center for Imaging Science, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
3Department of Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
  Published online: March 1, 2004.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy for complete removal of the imaged abnormality through the assessment of success rate in 6-months follow-up ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 13-month period, one hundred seventy ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsies were performed in 141 patients. In 143 ultrasonographically benign-appearing masses, complete removal was attempted. Ultrasound (US) was then performed immediately following the procedure and 6 months after to assess whether residual lesion was present or not. The success rate of removal of breast masses was evaluated on 6 months follow-up US. The relationships between the depth and size of breast lesions and the presence of residual lesions was evaluated as well as the amount of hematoma. RESULTS: The mean size of lesions was 1.0 cm (0.3-3.2 cm). 136 of 143 lesions were histologically benign while the remaining seven lesions (4.9%) were histologically malignant or borderline lesion and were operated within a month. 20 residual lesions except scar-like change were noted in 108 lesions on 6-months follow-up US. The assessment for the presence of residual lesion was different in 10.1% between post-procedural and 6-months follow-up US evaluations. The success rate of complete removal was 81.5% (88/108) on 6-months follow-up US. The residual lesions were more frequently observed in case with a larger size lesion and the larger amount of hematoma during the procedure (p <0.01) while showing no correlation with the depth of lesions. CONCLUSION: Complete removal of breast mass lesion on breast ultrasound using ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy is feasible but cannot be assured. The success depends on the size of lesions and the development of hematoma.
Keywords: Breast, disease; Breast, biopsy
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