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Ultrasound demonstration of mammographically detected microcalcifications.
Acta Radiol. 2000 May; 41(3):217-21.AR

Abstract

PURPOSE

To evaluate the capabilities of breast ultrasound (US) for identifying microcalcifications in benign breast changes, in situ carcinomas, and small nonpalpable invasive carcinomas.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Forty-six consecutive patients with 49 clustered microcalcifications detected by mammography were included in this prospective study. Patients with palpable breast lesions were excluded. Breast US was performed with knowledge of mammographic findings for presence and visibility of microcalcifications, and for parenchymal structure abnormalities. Mammographic and US findings were compared with histology.

RESULTS

Nine ductal in situ carcinomas, 2 lobular in situ carcinomas, 11 invasive carcinomas and 27 benign lesions were confirmed by histology. For all lesions, US achieved a sensitivity of 75% in the detection of microcalcifications. The detection rate for microcalcification in invasive and in situ carcinomas was 100%. In 11 cases, no microcalcifications were visible on US; they all proved to be benign on histology.

CONCLUSION

Microcalcifications in malignant lesions are reliably recognized by US. They are, however, difficult to detect in fibrocystic breast changes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10866074

Citation

Gufler, H, et al. "Ultrasound Demonstration of Mammographically Detected Microcalcifications." Acta Radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987), vol. 41, no. 3, 2000, pp. 217-21.
Gufler H, Buitrago-Téllez CH, Madjar H, et al. Ultrasound demonstration of mammographically detected microcalcifications. Acta Radiol. 2000;41(3):217-21.
Gufler, H., Buitrago-Téllez, C. H., Madjar, H., Allmann, K. H., Uhl, M., & Rohr-Reyes, A. (2000). Ultrasound demonstration of mammographically detected microcalcifications. Acta Radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987), 41(3), 217-21.
Gufler H, et al. Ultrasound Demonstration of Mammographically Detected Microcalcifications. Acta Radiol. 2000;41(3):217-21. PubMed PMID: 10866074.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ultrasound demonstration of mammographically detected microcalcifications. AU - Gufler,H, AU - Buitrago-Téllez,C H, AU - Madjar,H, AU - Allmann,K H, AU - Uhl,M, AU - Rohr-Reyes,A, PY - 2000/6/24/pubmed PY - 2000/7/15/medline PY - 2000/6/24/entrez SP - 217 EP - 21 JF - Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987) JO - Acta Radiol VL - 41 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To evaluate the capabilities of breast ultrasound (US) for identifying microcalcifications in benign breast changes, in situ carcinomas, and small nonpalpable invasive carcinomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients with 49 clustered microcalcifications detected by mammography were included in this prospective study. Patients with palpable breast lesions were excluded. Breast US was performed with knowledge of mammographic findings for presence and visibility of microcalcifications, and for parenchymal structure abnormalities. Mammographic and US findings were compared with histology. RESULTS: Nine ductal in situ carcinomas, 2 lobular in situ carcinomas, 11 invasive carcinomas and 27 benign lesions were confirmed by histology. For all lesions, US achieved a sensitivity of 75% in the detection of microcalcifications. The detection rate for microcalcification in invasive and in situ carcinomas was 100%. In 11 cases, no microcalcifications were visible on US; they all proved to be benign on histology. CONCLUSION: Microcalcifications in malignant lesions are reliably recognized by US. They are, however, difficult to detect in fibrocystic breast changes. SN - 0284-1851 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10866074/Ultrasound_demonstration_of_mammographically_detected_microcalcifications_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1080/028418500127345370?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -