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Signs of malignity in mammary ultrasonography

Abstract: Breast masses are identified by ultrasound, which can differentiate between benign and malignant breast tumors. Although specific correlation with pathology is not possible, breast malignant tumors share common ultrasound properties: irregular shape, hypoechogenicity, “taller than wide” property, posterior shadowing (etc). Ultrasound should be combined with physical exam and mammography, for additional information regarding the nature of a breast mass. Ultrasound can reduce the number of breast open-biopsies; also, it can guide the fine- and core-needle biopsies and identification wires for open biopsies.
Keywords: Breast, malignant tumors, ultrasound

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