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Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Biopsy of the Augmented Breast Using Implant Displacement: A New Technique

Singh, Evita MD*; Selis, James E. MD†

Ultrasound Quarterly:
doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0b013e3181efa72e
Case Report

The purpose of the technique was to develop a method of performing ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy of the augmented breast that would reduce risk of causing implant rupture. Using adhesive tape, we have displaced retropectoral implants away from the lesion to be biopsied. This resulted in greater space between the lesion and the implant and allowed ultrasound-guided biopsy to be accomplished with greater ease and with reduced risk of rupturing the implant.

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*Department of Radiology and †Ultrasound Section, Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

Received for publication March 31, 2010; accepted June 14, 2010.

Reprints: Evita Singh, MD, Department of Radiology, Providence Hospital, 16001 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075 (e-mail:

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.