A useful case of ultrasound-guided axillary lymph node aspiration in a breast cancer patient with improved needle visibility

Radiol Case Rep. 2021 Aug 26;16(11):3295-3299. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.07.069. eCollection 2021 Nov.


Ultrasound-guided, lymph node, fine-needle aspiration cytology is important in diagnosing axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer. However, poor needle visibility can render the procedure difficult. We describe a case in which state-of-the-art enhancement techniques using matrix linear probes can provide better needle visibility and improve the certainty and efficiency of the examination.

Keywords: Axillary lymph node; Breast cancer; Fine-needle aspiration; Matrix linear probe; Ultrasound.

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