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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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2/14/2018Bilateral Breast Biopsies done on 1/29/18.
Left breast: 4 mm focal spindle cell proliferation Right breast: 6 mm benign intraductal papilloma.
I was first diagnosed with theses spindle cell proliferations/fibromatosis Left Breast June 2017.
Had surgical excision/lumpectomy and repeat surgery 2 wks later to obtain wider, clear margins.
Now at 6 month follow up in Jan, imaging showed concerns so bilateral biopsies were done and recurrence of spindle cell proliferation found in left breast.
Surgeon recommend “close monitoring” with follow up in 3- 6 months.
Very concerned about these aggressive cells which are rare in breast tissue.
Has your Breast Center treated patients with spindle cells/fibromatosis RECURRENCE?
Is it ok to wait or would more surgery be indicated? What is standard of care?

Also, I read on your site that papilloma’s are surgically excised. That option was not given to me.
Is it because they performed ultrasound guided vacuum-assisted biopsies and report stated that
majority of lesion removed. Should an excisional biopsy be done?

RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
2/15/2018We would surgical remove these lesions with a wide excision to be sure all was removed. Some women may get a mastectomy depending on the extent of the disease. If you can come to us, we can help you through this. Call 443-997-1513.

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