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Excisional Biopsy

There are three situations in which a surgical excisional biopsy may be performed:

  • Prior needle biopsy indicating high risk lesion/abnormality which needs to be removed in entirety.
  • Abnormality on mammogram or ultrasound that is not amenable to needle biopsy for diagnosis.
  • Large masses that are presumably benign (not cancer) but, due to the large size, necessitate removal.

This procedure involves a small incision in the breast and the removal of the area of interest.  If area of concern cannot be palpated by the surgeon, a needle/wire localization will be performed prior to surgery.  Excisional biopsies are performed as outpatient surgery.  Patients will usually be able to return to work and other activities within five days.

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