It can be indicated for the removal of any palpable or non-palpable breast lesion
. The only contraindication is in patients with a history of allergic reactions; in such cases, the labeling with technetium is most appropriate.
But when mammography reveals a non-palpable breast lesion
further imaging studies are often required to more precisely identifying the characteristics and location of the mass.
Predictive factors for complete excision and underestimation of one-pass en bloc excision of non-palpable breast lesions
with the Intact(') breast lesion excision system.
FNAC has average success rates of 75-90% for palpable and 34-58% for non-palpable breast lesions
, whereas success rates reported for CNB are 97% and 94%, respectively.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an important diagnostic tool for the preoperative diagnosis of palpable and non-palpable breast lesions
Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology versus core biopsy in the preoperative assessment of non-palpable breast lesions
. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010 Apr-Jun;22(2):138-142.
Large-core needle biopsy of non-palpable breast lesions
Optimization of x-ray mammography and technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintimammography in the diagnosis of non-palpable breast lesions
. Eur J Nucl Med.
Mammotome biopsy, fluoroscopy, guide-wire biopsy and radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) are the standard techniques applied for surgical excision of non-palpable breast lesions
. This article presents the second case in the literature undergoing the ROLL technique for the removal of a metallic foreign body from the breast.
Males, age less than 16years, traumatic lesions and non-palpable breast lesions