Short communication interstitial laser therapy of breast fibroadenomas with 6 and 8 year follow-up

K. Dowlatshahi*, S. Wadhwani, R. Alvarado, C. Valadez, J. Dieschbourg

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Fibroadenomas are non-cancerous breast tumors commonly seen in teenagers but also found in women at the time of first mammogram. They have distinct physical findings and imaging features but the definitive diagnosis is made by ultrasound or stereotactic guided needle biopsy. Treatment options are observation or surgical removal. Recently, removal by ultrasound-guided technique has been reported. Alternatively, the tumor may be ablated within the breast by cold (cryotherapy) or by heat (laser, radiofrequency, focused ultrasound and microwave). In this paper the laser treatment in two patients, one with bilateral fibroadenomas, with 6 and 8 year follow-up is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Laser
  • Non-cutting technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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