MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS FOR BREAST LESIONS-MASSES
The management protocols for breast lesions or
masses are now well standardized. In this
chapter, they have been placed in a flow chart
format. The following protocols are based on
published practice guidelines. However, they have
been modified to fit our clinical practice.A
glossary of used terms has been defined to
further standardized these protocols. They are as
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
- Palpable Lesions: Lesions palpable
on physical examination
- Non Palpable Lesions: They usually
are mammographically or sonographic
lesions. They can be microcalcification,
masses, spiculated masses, architectural
distorsion, nodules, etc.
- Concordance: All diagnostic
modalities all together support the
- Stable Mammographic Lesion: Lesion
previously identified on an imaging
modality of same size and contour.
- Unstable Lesion: Lesion previously
identified on an imaging modality with
- Dominant Mass: A palpable breast
mass with defined borders or margins.
- Non-Dominant Mass: A palpable
mass, thickening of the breast parenchyma
with undefined borders.
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