Iatrogenic Injuries During Puncture Procedures Applied To Breast

Tamara V. Pavlova, Aleksandr Yu. Vasilyev

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2021;11(1):14-17.
DOI: 10.21103/Article11(1)_OA2
Originally published March 5, 2021


Background: This article analyzes iatrogenic injuries of the breast that happen during puncture procedures.
Methods and Results: We have analyzed the data of 2075 invasive diagnostic procedures related to both benign and malignant breast neoplasms, conducted in various healthcare facilities in the Russian Federation. A subcutaneous hematoma is the primary iatrogenic injury that occurs during breast puncture procedures conducted in Russian healthcare facilities. This is the most common complication during an ultrasound-guided CB (44.4%). The likelihood that this complication will occur is impossible to predict.
Conclusion:The proper arrangements and patient follow-up before and after the biopsy, along with the selection of a proper invasive procedure for a pathologic neoplasm, will minimize the number of diagnostic iatrogenic injuries and improve the quality of medical care.

breast cancer • fine-needle biopsy • core-biopsy • iatrogeny
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Received November 21, 2020.
Accepted December 19, 2020.
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