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Value of diagnostic imaging for the symptomatic male breast: Can we avoid unnecessary biopsies?

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Clinical imaging 2017 Jun 18; 45()

Authors

Foo ET1; Lee AY2; Ray KM3; Woodard GA4; Freimanis RI5; Joe BN6;

Author Information
  • 1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
  • 2Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA. Electronic address: Amie.Lee2@ucsf.edu.
  • 3Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
  • 4Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
  • 5Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
  • 6Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To review the use of diagnostic breast imaging and outcomes for symptomatic male patients.

METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 122 males who underwent diagnostic imaging for breast symptoms at our academic center.

RESULTS: The majority (94%) of cases had negative or benign imaging, with gynecomastia being the most common diagnosis (78%). There were two malignancies, both of which had positive imaging. Fifteen patients underwent percutaneous biopsy, and over half (53%) were palpation-guided biopsies initiated by the referring clinician despite negative imaging. Diagnostic imaging demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 96% specificity for identifying cancer.

CONCLUSIONS: Malignancy is rarely a cause of male breast symptoms. Diagnostic breast imaging is useful to establish benignity and avert unnecessary biopsies.

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID

28624748

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Publication Type: Journal Article


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