Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer--a Modified Audit for Surgeons in Private Practice (Clinical Report)

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer–a Modified Audit for Surgeons in Private Practice (Clinical Report)

Background. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a technique that is widely used in the management of early breast cancer. Surgeons are encouraged to validate their initial SLNB results by performing an audit in which both a SLNB and an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) are performed. For surgeons in solo private practice this is […]

Adequate Histologic Sampling of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging--Guided Core Needle Biopsy (Report)

Adequate Histologic Sampling of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Guided Core Needle Biopsy (Report)

Within the last 10 years, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast has gained recognition as a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound in the detection of breast lesions that might otherwise be clinically, sonographically, and mammographically occult. There is general agreement among investigators that the sensitivity of breast MRI is excellent, ranging between […]

Clinical Outcomes for "Suspicious" Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient's Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Clinical Outcomes for “Suspicious” Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient’s Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Palpable thyroid nodules are relatively common, being reported in 4% to 7% of the adult population. Most of these lesions are benign, with a malignancy rate of less than 5%. (1) Therefore, surgery with its attendant costs, risks, and complications is an unnecessary procedure for many patients. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is widely accepted as the […]