Breast Biopsy Techniques

  • Lisa A. Newman
  • Frederick C. Ames
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


The past two decades have seen sweeping changes and expansion in the armamentarium of available approaches to detect and manage abnormal breast masses. In the past, all women requiring breast biopsies underwent single-stage procedures under general anesthesia, and the decision to proceed with definitive cancer therapy (which was always a mastectomy) was made intraoperatively, based on frozen section evaluation of the excised palpable mass.


Needle Biopsy Breast Lesion Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Breast Biopsy Breast Conservation Therapy 
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  • Lisa A. Newman
  • Frederick C. Ames

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