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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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12/24/2017There is a 2.7 mm x 7 mm oval, parallel, heterogeneous mass seen in the left breast at 12 o'clock in the posterior portion. The mass is mostly echogenic containing a small cystic area and does not appear to be a lipoma on the mammogram. Mammographic finding is more defined today and slightly increased in size since previous imaging. The lesion is close to the chest wall. Given the mammographic changes, biopsy should be considered. Stereotactic biopsy is suggested as the lesion is better seen mammographically. There are 10 mm x 3.9 mm clustered microcysts seen in the retroareolar region of the left breast.

Based on my report, do you feel a biospy is best? It seems these features are more than likely benign. I have had one biopsy already and it was found to be benign (same side), but it was for microcalcifications. Do you think I just have fibrocystic breasts, or should I continue to have biopsies with this type of report???
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12/25/2017make sure the radiologist is a breast imaging radiologist. this increases the odds for accuracy. if biopsy done, and given he wrote it is close to the chest wall, it may be difficult to do a stereotactic biopsy. so confusing why he wrote that as the recommendation. biopsy will provide a definitive diagnosis and hopefully will be a benign finding. oval is a favorable shape. there is no mention of what the borders look like so inquire if they look irregular in shape.

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