An evaluation of a 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system for ultrasound-guided excision of clinically benign breast lesions.Breast. 2009 Jun; 18(3):192-6.B
The aim of this study was to evaluate a 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system for the excision of clinically benign breast lesions. The minimal excision of 245 lesions in 162 patients was performed with VACORA vacuum-assisted system under the guidance of ultrasound between July 2007 and April 2008. The lesions were category 3 lesions as determined by ultrasound imaging according to Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) (n=208) or had been confirmed as benign by a previous core-needle biopsy (n=37). As many as 244 lesions were demonstrated to be benign and one case was demonstrated to be malignant by pathology after resection. In the 244 benign lesions, 220 lesions were excised completely as demonstrated by the follow-up ultrasound examination. The malignant lesion was managed with surgical excision. The 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system is highly successful for the excision of benign breast lesions; it is an alternative tool for minimal treatment of benign breast lesions.