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dc.contributor.authorVassallo, Pierre-
dc.identifier.citationVassallo, P. (2009). Breast masses in children : part 1. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 4, 1-22.en_GB
dc.description.abstractBreast lesions in children and adolescents are managed differently from those in adults. Unlike in adults, the initial breast imaging study performed in pediatric patients is ultrasound, whereas mammography is reserved for selected cases. Advantages of ultrasound over mammography include lack of ionizing radiation in a susceptible population and greater sensitivity in the relatively dense fibroglandular tissue of young girls. Mammography has a role in the evaluation of microcalcifications and of suspicious discrete masses in older adolescents. Also biopsy and surgical intervention are more cautiously employed in children and adolescents due the low prevalence of breast cancer in this age group and the risk of injuring the developing breast.en_GB
dc.publisherMedical Portals Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectBreast -- Cancer -- Diagnosisen_GB
dc.subjectCancer in childrenen_GB
dc.subjectBreast -- Precancerous conditions -- Treatmenten_GB
dc.subjectBreast -- Imagingen_GB
dc.titleBreast masses in children : part 1en_GB
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dc.publication.titleThe Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Networken_GB
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