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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|3/31/2011||I have LCIS that was diagnosed by MRI, not seen on mammogram. I had a clip placed after a core biopsy under ultrasound. Prior to my recent excisional biopsy I had a wire placed using mammography and currently waiting for results. Are there advantages or disadvantages to having the wire placed under ultrasound verses mammography? How do I know they got the exact area that was seen on MRI?Why does it take a week or more to get the excisional biopsy results compared to the 48-72 hours for the core biopsy results? I gather it's due to the amount of testing that needs to be done.|
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|3/31/2011||If performed properly, excisional biopsy after needle localization remains the most precise breast lesion diagnostic method. Having surgically excised tissue, pathologists can provide a more complete assessment of the lesion, than from needle biopsy, which may explain why results take a little longer. Lesions that are not visable on mammogram, or in some cases are large enough to be easily palpated, can be needle localized by ultrasound. Lesions that are only visable by mammogram, or stereotactic imaging, are not needle localized by ultrasound. By mammogram, they were able to visualize the clip that was placed after your core biopsy. Best wishes.|
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