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Table 1 Representative Cases

From: Confocal Microscopy of Unfixed Breast Needle Core Biopsies: A Comparison to Fixed and Stained Sections

Radiologic Impression/Technique Patient BI-RADS Category Needle Gauge (G) Pieces of tissue in specimen Pieces of tissue imaged Pathologic diagnosis
Calcium positive/mammogram 1 4 11 7 1 Fibrocystic changes with calcifications
mass/mammogram, ultrasound 2 4 14 4 1 Fibrocystic changes with calcifications
mass/sonogram 3 3 14 3 1 Fibrocystic changes with apocrine metaplasia
Calcium positive/mammogram 4 4 11 5 1 Ductal carcinoma in situ
Speculated mass/Mammogram, sonogram 5 4 14 3 1 Infiltrating ductal carcinoma
Mass/mammogram, ultrasound 6 5 14 2 1 Infiltrating lobular carcinoma
Palpable mass/ultrasound 7 5 14 5 1 Poorly differentiated infiltrating ductal carcinoma