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Ultrasound-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy
Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI; Regina J. Hooley, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Preprocedure

    • Procedure

      • Post Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Ultrasound-guided directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (US-VABB or US-DVB)
          • Definitions

            • US-guided biopsy technique using vacuum suction and 12- to 8-g probe to remove significantly more tissue than standard core needle biopsy (CNB)

          PREPROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Getting Started

                PROCEDURE

                • Patient Position/Location

                  • Procedure Steps

                    • Findings and Reporting

                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                        POST PROCEDURE

                        • Expected Outcome

                          • Things to Do

                            OUTCOMES

                            • Complications

                              Selected References

                              1. Park HL et al: Clinicopathological analysis of ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Anticancer Res. 38(4):2455-2462, 2018
                              2. Lee SH et al: Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy under ultrasonographic guidance: analysis of a 10-year experience. Ultrasonography. 33(4):259-66, 2014
                              3. Li S et al: Clinical outcomes of 1,578 Chinese patients with breast benign diseases after ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted excision: recurrence and the risk factors. Am J Surg. 205(1):39-44, 2013
                              4. Chang JM et al: Papillary lesions initially diagnosed at ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy: rate of malignancy based on subsequent surgical excision. Ann Surg Oncol. 18(9):2506-14, 2011
                              5. Cassano E et al: Ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted core breast biopsy: experience with 406 cases. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 102(1):103-10, 2007
                              6. Cho N et al: Sonographically guided core biopsy of the breast: comparison of 14-gauge automated gun and 11-gauge directional vacuum-assisted biopsy methods. Korean J Radiol. 6(2):102-9, 2005
                              7. March DE et al: Breast masses: removal of all US evidence during biopsy by using a handheld vacuum-assisted device--initial experience. Radiology. 227(2):549-55, 2003
                              8. Philpotts LE et al: Comparison of automated versus vacuum-assisted biopsy methods for sonographically guided core biopsy of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 180(2):347-51, 2003
                              9. Parker SH et al: Sonographically guided directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy using a handheld device. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(2):405-8, 2001
                              10. Dennis MA et al: Incidental treatment of nipple discharge caused by benign intraductal papilloma through diagnostic Mammotome biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1263-8, 2000
                              11. Simon JR et al: Accuracy and complication rates of US-guided vacuum-assisted core breast biopsy: initial results. Radiology. 215(3):694-7, 2000
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Preprocedure

                                • Procedure

                                  • Post Procedure

                                    • Outcomes

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Ultrasound-guided directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (US-VABB or US-DVB)
                                      • Definitions

                                        • US-guided biopsy technique using vacuum suction and 12- to 8-g probe to remove significantly more tissue than standard core needle biopsy (CNB)

                                      PREPROCEDURE

                                      • Indications

                                        • Contraindications

                                          • Getting Started

                                            PROCEDURE

                                            • Patient Position/Location

                                              • Procedure Steps

                                                • Findings and Reporting

                                                  • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                    POST PROCEDURE

                                                    • Expected Outcome

                                                      • Things to Do

                                                        OUTCOMES

                                                        • Complications

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Park HL et al: Clinicopathological analysis of ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Anticancer Res. 38(4):2455-2462, 2018
                                                          2. Lee SH et al: Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy under ultrasonographic guidance: analysis of a 10-year experience. Ultrasonography. 33(4):259-66, 2014
                                                          3. Li S et al: Clinical outcomes of 1,578 Chinese patients with breast benign diseases after ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted excision: recurrence and the risk factors. Am J Surg. 205(1):39-44, 2013
                                                          4. Chang JM et al: Papillary lesions initially diagnosed at ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy: rate of malignancy based on subsequent surgical excision. Ann Surg Oncol. 18(9):2506-14, 2011
                                                          5. Cassano E et al: Ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted core breast biopsy: experience with 406 cases. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 102(1):103-10, 2007
                                                          6. Cho N et al: Sonographically guided core biopsy of the breast: comparison of 14-gauge automated gun and 11-gauge directional vacuum-assisted biopsy methods. Korean J Radiol. 6(2):102-9, 2005
                                                          7. March DE et al: Breast masses: removal of all US evidence during biopsy by using a handheld vacuum-assisted device--initial experience. Radiology. 227(2):549-55, 2003
                                                          8. Philpotts LE et al: Comparison of automated versus vacuum-assisted biopsy methods for sonographically guided core biopsy of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 180(2):347-51, 2003
                                                          9. Parker SH et al: Sonographically guided directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy using a handheld device. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(2):405-8, 2001
                                                          10. Dennis MA et al: Incidental treatment of nipple discharge caused by benign intraductal papilloma through diagnostic Mammotome biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1263-8, 2000
                                                          11. Simon JR et al: Accuracy and complication rates of US-guided vacuum-assisted core breast biopsy: initial results. Radiology. 215(3):694-7, 2000