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Role of Ultrasound and Tru-Cut Biopsy in Breast Lumps: A Contemporary Review

Nagam Amarnath, S Vinoth Kumar, CP Ganesh Babu

Keywords : Benign breast diseases, Breast cancer, Core needle biopsy, Histopathology, Tru-Cut biopsy, Ultrasound

Citation Information : Amarnath N, Kumar SV, Babu CG. Role of Ultrasound and Tru-Cut Biopsy in Breast Lumps: A Contemporary Review. 2021; 10 (2):42-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9110

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: Ultrasonography (USG) is one of the most commonly used and important imaging modalities in assessing breast lumps. It helps majorly in differentiating cystic and solid lesions. Tru-Cut biopsy (TCB) is less invasive and can be done easily with minimal deformity and scarring. The two main objectives of percutaneous biopsy techniques are to achieve a high degree of accuracy and to give information about the tumor (type, grade, invasion, hormonal receptors, HER-2 NEU, etc.). This review article is an attempt to evaluate the superiority of one test over the other based on the available literature. Methods: Primary relevant publications obtained from PubMed and Google Scholar were included. Duplications of articles from various databases were eliminated. The articles were reviewed based on the role of ultrasound and TCB in the evaluation of breast lumps. Results: Both USG and TCB have similar diagnostic accuracy in the evaluation of breast lumps and superiority could not be established.

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