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Topic: Anyone had an excisional biopsy with implants?

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Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 07:27PM

texasdonna wrote:

I'm having an excisional biopsy of a small nodule in the left breast near chest wall on Friday and I have silicone implants s/p bilat mx from 2008. The surgeon is doing an ultrasound guided biopsy so she can see what to cut, but I'm a little nervous about her puncturing the implant. Anyone had experience with this?

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Feb 2, 2011 06:11PM mawhinney wrote:

I've had a needle biopsy over an implant.  Radiolgist also used an ultrasound to guide her. She went in sideways to the cyst rather than go straight down.  I had asked my PS about what to do if I ever needed a biopsy with an implant and he said to make certain that the person doing the procedure is experienced. He also said he would be glad to do the procedure.

Dx 5/18/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 08:24PM texasdonna wrote:

Terrific! Thanks for the info. The surgeon has been doing nothing but breast surgery since 1978 so I feel pretty comfortable with her, but I just met her in December. I'm a little apprehensive, but she came highly recommended from 3 women I work with. I guess I should relax.

Dx 12/18/2007, ILC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 01/18/2008 Mastectomy (Both) Surgery 07/24/2008 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both) Surgery 10/12/2008 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)