Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) is a proliferative, nonobligate precursor breast lesion and a marker of increased risk for breast carcinoma. Surgical excision remains the standard recommendation following a core needle biopsy result consistent with ADH. Recent research suggests that women with no mass lesion or discordance, removal of greater than or equal to 90% of calcifications at the time of core needle biopsy, involvement of less than or equal to 2 terminal duct lobular units, and absence of cytologic atypia or necrosis are likely to have a less than 5% chance of a missed cancer.
- Atypical ductal hyperplasia
- Core needle biopsy
- Epithelial proliferative lesion
- Surgical excision
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