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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/6/2006||Had core biopsy w/ultrasound of microcalcifications; results came back benign, but intraductal papilloma found in same site. Surgeon says now I need surgery to remove papilloma. Papilloma is as far back against rib cage as possible and still be breast tissue. 20 mammograms were taken in 3 hrs. pre and post biopsy to find site and subsequent clip b/c of site being so anterior. Surgeon wants me to have more mammos b/4 papilloma surgery. I have found latest info stating that papillomas can only be seen with ultrasound, plus anterior biopsy site very difficult to find w/mammos. Could I have ultrasound to find previous biopsy site? Surgeon not responding to my request for ultrasound. Also, do I need papilloma removal surgery immediately?|
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|11/6/2006||ultrasound is not for papillomas. it is for finding and diagnosing cystsm. ductograms can confirm a papilloma and a biopsy can as well.|
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