A stereotactic biopsy allows for sampling of a breast lesion through a smaller skin incision. While applicable to many breast lesions, it has a number of contraindications for its use.


Contraindications - lesion related:

(1) presence of radial scar

(2) lesion that cannot be visualized or that is poorly visualized


Contraindications - patient related:

(1) woman unable to lie prone long enough to undergo the procedure

(2) woman with small breasts (compressible to < 2 cm)


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