• Jack Pickleman


A 35-year-old woman gives a 3-week history of a painful right breast lump. At the time of examination, she is menstruating. A hard, smooth, nonfixed, 3-cm mass is noted in the upper outer quadrant of the breast. Two soft 0.5-cm right axillary nodes are palpable, and the skin overlying the breast mass is normal. The next step in the management of this patient should be:
  1. A.

    Aspiration of the mass.

  2. B.

    Excision under local anesthesia.

  3. C.

    Needle biopsy of the mass.

  4. D.


  5. E.




Breast Carcinoma Lobular Carcinoma Excisional Biopsy Radical Mastectomy Breast Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Pickleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola University Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA

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