ABSTRACT: Evaluation of surgical biopsy for mammary microcalcifications, in Tunisian patients according to the American College of Radiology's recommandations (ACR). MATERIEL AND METHODS: 100 patients treated in Salah Azaiez Institute from January 2005 to December 2006, who underwent surgical biopsy for breast microcalcifications The diagnosis was based on mammography associated in 60% of the cases, to ultra-sonography. We correlated biopsies results to ACR classification.
123 surgical biopsies are related to ACR 3 lesions in 72 cases (58.5%) ACR 4 in 39 cases (32%) and ACR 5 in 14 case (11.5%). The histological examination showed malignant lesions in 4 cas/72 ACR3 (5.5%), 19/39 ACR4 (48.7%) and 10 among the ACR5 (71.4%).
Our preliminary study introduces a diagnostic approach of mammary microcalcifications, that are usually infra-clinic lesions, in a general context of breast tumors detected with an average size of more than 3 cm.
La Tunisie médicale 07/2009; 87(7):454-7.