ISSN 1305-3825 | E-ISSN 1305-3612
Breast Imaging - Original Article
Lesion characteristics, histopathological results and follow-up of breast lesions after MRI-guided biopsy: a single center experience from Turkey
1 Deparment of Radiology, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey  
2 Department of General Surgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey  
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Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of MRI-guided vacuum assisted breast biopsy (VABB), to evaluate and compare the lesion characteristics and histopathological findings of lesions which had undergone VABB and to overview the follow-up results of benign lesions.


Methods: Institutional ethics committee approval and informed consent form the participants were obtained. MRI findings and histopathological results of breast lesions, which had undergone MRI-guided VABB between 2013-2016 in our department, were retrospectively analyzed. MRI findings which closely related with malignancy were especially investigated. Follow-up results of benign lesions were evaluated.


Results: MRI-guided VABB was applied to 116 lesions of 112 women. Seventy five (65%) lesions had a benign result, 41 (35%) of them were malignant. Segmental distributed (94%), clustered (89%) and clustered ring (67%) non-mass enhancement were much more related with malignancy. False negative rate of MRI-guided VABB was 12%, underestimation rate was 21%. One of the 54 followed-up benign lesions had a malignant result.



Conclusion: The results of this study reveal that MRI guided VABB is a reliable method for the diagnosis of breast lesions which are positive only on MRI. Follow up results show that cancer detection rate is low for radiopathologically concordant lesions. Further multi-center studies with larger patient population are needed to elucidate these results.

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