Michael H. Torosian's Breast Cancer: A Guide to Detection and Multidisciplinary PDF

By Michael H. Torosian

ISBN-10: 0896038394

ISBN-13: 9780896038394

ISBN-10: 1592591612

ISBN-13: 9781592591619

Michael H. Torosian, MD, and a panel of physicians and medical researchers significantly synthesize the wide range of therapies on hand to create a state of the art reference for the administration of breast melanoma sufferers. Writing from a multidisciplinary point of view, those authoritative participants evaluate within the gentle of the newest findings the foremost medical facets of breast melanoma, together with, epidemiology and danger components, breast imaging, biopsy options, breast-conserving surgical procedure and reconstruction, mastectomy, and the most recent advancements in radiation, hormonal, and chemotherapy. Their professional dialogue additionally addresses targeted medical events (adjuvant chemotherapy, axillary adenopathy as preliminary presentation, breast melanoma while pregnant, and sarcoma and lymphoma of the breast) and explains present medical controversies (breast-conserving surgical procedure with no radiation treatment, axillary lymph node administration, and administration of inner mammary lymph nodes).

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However, no corresponding abnormality is seen on the routine craniocaudal view (B). (Figure continues) Tangential views can be used to evaluate palpable abnormalities obscured by overlying breast tissue. Additionally, they are used to verify the dermal location of suspected skin calcifications (Fig. 4). Spot compression, which can be performed in any projection, is used to evaluate further equivocal or obscured findings on a screening mammogram (Fig. 5). The smaller compression device allows for greater compression of a focal area of interest.

However, there is a large amount of overlap between benign and malignant masses. For example, a benign process such as sclerosing adenosis or fat necrosis may have an irregular shape, whereas certain can- 34 Part I / Clinical Management Fig. 11. Round and oval masses are more often benign, and irregularly shaped masses or masses with spiculated margins are usually malignant. (A) This round, circumscribed mass was shown to be a simple cyst on ultrasound. (B) In another patient with a palpable lump in the left breast, an irregularly shaped mass was later found to represent carcinoma.

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