waiting to long for a clarification of the microcalcifications - postponing too long to get an appropriate mammogram of the hardening - a biopsy with tissue sample from outside the lump and therefore a false diagnosis. I then decided to find on my own a better address for further examinations. A breast center seemed to be the right place.
Which services should be offered by a breast center? (Descriptions in German)
January 5th, 2004: I brought the mammograms including diagnosis of November 11th, 2003 (no proof of a carcinoma), to the breast-center and asked, if it would be possible to remove the same day the lump in the gland tissue. In the meantime I had therefore gotten a bad feeling, the lump had become larger again. Perhaps it was not so good-natured as I had assumed according to the available diagnosis.
The physician thought that in my case and in view of the mammography pictures, he would prefer a usual tissue sample/biopsy, but I insisted on a complete excision of the lump due to the presented "good" diagnosis.
The lump was removed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis and to about 80 %.
Four ultrasound images represent the vacuum biopsy
A compression bandage during 48 hours around the torso within the chest range should prevent blood from accumulating in the cave which had resulted from the lump excision. Unfortunately already during the first night the bandage slipped down, so an effusion of blood could form around the place of the former lump. This was worse looking (see picture), as it was.
The different colored spots became lighter, between the incision part and nipple, however, a swelling (hematoma) occured.
(Explained process "MAMMOTOME® VACUUM BIOPSY" in German)
BI-RADS®= "Breast Imaging Report and Data System", American College of Radiology - www.acr.org
Original-pdf-files in English language:
ACR BI-RADS ATLAS Mammography 2013
see table on page 135
ACR BI-RADS ATLAS Breast Ultrasound 2013
see table on page 128
ACR BI-RADS ATLAS Breast MRI 2013
see table on page 137
How will, as next question, the surgery be carried out?
Neu und hilfreich - in German language:
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