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Θεοδόσιος Θεοδοσόπουλος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Γεώργιος Πολυμενέας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Γεώργιος Ζωγράφος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαστογραφική απεικόνιση μικροαποτιτανώσεων, πρόγνωση και αντιμετώπιση
Mammographic imaging of microcalcifications, prognosis and treatment
Introduction: DCIS is a relatively common diagnosis among women undergoing
Aims & Objectives: The purpose of this study is to make the most complete
recording of new data on the mammographic imaging of DCIS and its various forms,
the prognosis of each of these diagnosis and what is the most appropriate treatment.
Methodology: PubMed, Embase and Google scholar online searches were carried
out between December 2018 and January 2019. The search included a combination
of keywords in Greek and English to identify and display articles that would be as
close as possible to the research subject.
Results: The online search carried out for the review of the existing literature on the
contribution of mammography imaging to the prognosis and treatment of various
forms of DCIS resulted in 150 articles: 93 of these were considered as eligible
sources from the title and summary presented for general information, and 10 of
them were selected to be included in the review, while the remaining 47 articles were
Conclusions: In general, patients show a clear preference for ultrasound diagnostics
in comparison to mammographic diagnostic methods. The main reason for this
preference is due the fact that patients tend to be more comfortable in the supine
position, the breast is not squeezed and the procedure is less time-consuming.
However as the microcalcification findings can often lead to misguided diagnosis due
to their confusing appearance especially under low quality imaging. For these
reason, if microcalcifications are detected in mammography, further diagnostic
methods such as ultrasound-guided biopsies (US-CNB) or ultrasound-guided
vacuum-assisted biopsy (US-VAB) should be performed.
Main subject category:
DCIS, Mammography, Prognosis, Treatment, Prevalence, Interventions.
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