AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009 Nov;193(5):W452-7
Breast Unit, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Hippokratio Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece, Ampelokipi, Athens 11521, Greece.
Objective: Adopting a longitudinal approach to assess women after breast biopsy with a benign result, this study aimed to comparatively evaluate the effect of the biopsy method on compliance with clinical recommendations for follow-up.
Materials And Methods: For this study, 410 patients who underwent biopsy of a breast lesion were included: fine-needle aspiration biopsy, n = 95 patients; core biopsy, n = 84; local excision under local anesthesia, n = 72; vacuum-assisted breast biopsy, n = 100; and hookwire localization, n = 59. Information about patient age, place of residence, whether complications occurred, and type of lesion was collected. Read More