Title

Radiation‐induced Changes in the Breast: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall on Fine‐needle Aspiration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Description

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.

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