The 3.5-year to 13.5-year follow up of 137 lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3 lesions) diagnosed by vacuum-assisted biopsy alone
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Published: 5 November 2015
Vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) was introduced in Derby in 2001, as the second procedure after 14g core biopsy. We present 3.5-year to 13.5-year follow up of cases where B3 lesions have been managed with VAB alone.
The NBSS and local BASO databases were searched from January 2002 to December 2011 for all cases with B3 histopathology, a VAB procedure and no surgery. Screening and symptomatic women were included.
Papillary lesion, no atypia
Papillary lesion, atypia
CCC atypia/flat epithelial atypia
Other B3 atypia
This study provides further evidence for the safety of the use of VAB alone in the diagnosis of B3 lesions in the longer term.
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