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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|6/22/2010||Report from surgical biobsyBreast, lumpectomy leftFinal Pathologic DiagnosisLeft Breast, Mass, Partial Mastectomy:Atypical ductal hyperplasia and proliferative fibrocystic change withflorid ductalhyperplasia, sclerosing adenosis, radial scar and focally sclerosedpapilloma.No evidence of carcinoma identified.Evidence of previous biopsy identified.CommentMultiple blocks conatain solid-appearing epithelial proliferations. These blocksare examined with E. cadherin immunohistochemical staining which demonstratespositive expression confirming ductal proliferation.|
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|6/22/2010||so i'm not sure what your question is????? no cancer cells were found. the findings were a benign growth called a papilloma and ADH which is a marker for increased risk. So if the previous procedure was a core biopsy showing perhaps ADH (or LCIS since you posted it in this category), then this procedure technically was an open excisional biopsy. The term lumpy or partial mastectomy are only to be used when the procedure is being performed for a confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer and the mission now is to obtain clear margins.|
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