Title

Nonpalpable breast cancer: Percutaneous diagnosis with 11- and 8-gauge stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy devices

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Journal

Radiology

Volume

219

Issue

3

DOI

10.1148/radiology.219.3.r01jn34793

Keywords

Biopsies, technology, 00.1267; Breast neoplasms, diagnosis, 00.31, 00.32; Breast, biopsy, 00.1267; Breast, diseases, 00.71, 00.72

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the accuracy of diagnosis of invasive breast cancer with 11- and 8-gauge stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy (SVAB) devices and to correlate lesion diameter and accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis at SVAB. MATERIALS AND METHODS; During a 22-month period, 489 SVAB procedures were performed with an 11-gauge probe and 305 with an 8-gauge probe. SVAB and surgical pathologic results of 104 breast carcinomas were reviewed and correlated with lesion size, number of specimens obtained, and type of SVAB probe used. RESULTS: Four of 38 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lesions diagnosed with 11-gauge SVAB demonstrated invasion at surgery, whereas one of 23 DCIS lesions diagnosed with 8-gauge SVAB demonstrated invasion at surgery (P = .6). A mean of 12 specimens per lesion were obtained in each group. In lesions 30 mm or larger, the underestimation rate for DCIS was 43% (three of seven) with 11-gauge SVAB and 17% (one of six) with 8-gauge SVAB (P = .6). Overall, the rate of underestimation for DCIS was significantly higher in lesions 30 mm or larger (four of 13) than in smaller lesions (one of 48, P = .006). CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated no difference in breast cancer diagnosis with the 8- and 11 -gauge SVAB systems, but the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis was greater in lesions smaller than 30 mm than in larger lesions.

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