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AP124  Problems in the Evaluation of Breast Needle Core Biopsies

Tuesday, October 15
2:00–5:30 PM

Patient Care Medical Knowledge

Needle core biopsy currently represents the initial diagnostic procedure in many patients with breast lesions. The limited tissue sampling creates a unique set of diagnostic problems and interpretive pitfalls. This case-based course will illustrate diagnostic problems in breast needle core biopsy samples. Presenters will discuss intraductal proliferative, papillary, fibroepithelial, columnar cell, spindle cell, and vascular lesions; small glandular proliferations; and problematic in-situ lesions. For each lesion type, faculty will emphasize common diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls and, where applicable, the use and limitations of adjunctive immunostains. The clinical implications of rendering these diagnoses in the needle core biopsy setting will also be addressed.

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Sandra J. Shin, MD, FCAP





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