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flat focal atypia

minarchist Member Posts: 33
edited January 2023 in Benign Breast Conditions

hey all, i just had a new biopsy on my left breast now because of microcalcifications. the found a couple benign findings and "flat focal atypia". i cant find any results for this directly, just for "flat epithelial atypia". does anyone have any idea? i dont think its considered malignant, but willthey typically want to remove it? any of you gals wisdom and knowledge would be appreciated


  • maggie15
    maggie15 Member Posts: 989

    Hi minarchist, Focal means in a limited area so your assumption that it is flat epithelial atypia is correct. It is usually benign but rarely can have some malignant cells. An excisional biopsy is usually done just to make sure. Hope it turns out to be nothing to worry about!

  • minarchist
    minarchist Member Posts: 33

    thanks for clearing up that up for me Maggie! I will look up excision biopsy

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