Imaging Features and Treatment Options for Breast Pseudoaneurysms After Biopsy: A Case-Based Pictorial Review

Kalie Adler, Naziya Samreen, Katrina N. Glazebrook, Asha A. Bhatt

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation is a potential complication of breast biopsies. Ultrasound is the most common imaging modality used for evaluation and treatment of a PSA. Color Doppler images show a cystic structure with swirling flow inside in a "to-and-fro" pattern. Treatment options for PSA include observation, ultrasound-guided focused compression, thrombin injection, open surgical repair, and percutaneous embolization. The risks and benefits of these treatment options will be discussed in the following cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • breast pseudoaneurysm
  • embolization
  • thrombin
  • ultrasound-guided compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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