[Breast biopsies: stereotactic vacuum-assisted core biopsy and stereotactic surgical breast biopsy]

Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2003 Mar;31(3):256-64. doi: 10.1016/s1297-9589(03)00047-x.
[Article in French]


Stereotactically-guided procedures for diagnosis of breast lesions can avoid a lot of surgical biopsies. Stereotactic guidance is used for vacuum-assisted core biopsies and for stereotactic breast biopsies. Technical details of the procedures are described, and the benefits and the limits of these methods are discussed. Indications for breast sampling are proposed according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) assessment categories.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy / methods*
  • Breast / pathology*
  • Breast Diseases / diagnosis
  • Breast Diseases / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Vacuum