A hydatid cyst of the breast is rare and often goes unnoticed by mammography and ultrasound. Preoperative diagnosis may be performed using fine-needle aspiration cytology, which also minimizes the risk of intraoperative rupture. We report the case of a year-old Spanish woman who was diagnosed with a hydatid cyst using fine-needle aspiration cytology before surgery. Fine-needle aspiration cytology is an accurate and safe technique that can allow surgery to be avoided, especially in older patients or patients with high surgical risk.
Fine Needle Aspiration: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
If the lump can't be felt easily, the doctor might watch the needle on an ultrasound screen as it moves toward and into the area. This is called an ultrasound-guided biopsy. Your doctor might use a numbing medicine called a local anesthetic , but it's not needed in all cases. This is because the needle used for the biopsy is so thin that getting an anesthetic might hurt more than the biopsy itself.
Breast cytopathology , also breast cytology , is a relatively small part of cytopathology, as core biopsies are more in style. This article deals only with breast cytopathology. An introduction to cytopathology is in the cytopathology article. Etiology - various: . Features: .