Radiation‐induced Changes in the Breast: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall on Fine‐needle Aspiration
The authors report a case of fine‐needle aspiration (FNA) of a breast mass in a 36‐year‐old woman with previous history of lumpectomy and therapeutic radiation for breast carcinoma. The changes seen were interpreted as recurrent carcinoma, while subsequent biopsy showed only radiation changes. Radiation‐induced changes in breast tissue are a potential diagnostic pitfall. The characteristic cytopathologic changes and their differential diagnosis are discussed.
Dornfeld, Jean M.; Thompson, Sophie K.; Shurbaji, Muhammad S.; Kannan, Vaidehi; and Kline, Tilde S.. 1992. Radiation‐induced Changes in the Breast: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall on Fine‐needle Aspiration. Diagnostic Cytopathology. Vol.8(1). 79-81. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.2840080117 PMID: 1551370 ISSN: 8755-1039