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|10/7/2011||Hi, I had an excisional biopsy in the left breast for an enlarging breast mass. All imaging was normal. The pathology for the biopsy indicated ALH, stromal fibrosis, micorcalcificatios and fibrocystic change. I have a similar lump that has developed in the right breast (enlarging breast mass), and am facing some challenges getting an MRI. Today I was told that there was disconcordance (for the left breast) between the imaging and the pathology. What does this mean in simple terms? Should I be concerned. Appreciate all your feedback. Regards.|
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|10/8/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Imaging-pathology discordance occurs when the pathology/histologic results do not provide a sufficient explanation for the imaging features and indicates that the lesion may not have been sampled adequately, so that repeat biopsy is warranted. In very simple terms, if something in the breast looks like an "apple" , the histology/pathology should show "apples". Hope this helps, and best wishes.|
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