What are the breast ultrasonography findings characteristic of a complex cyst?

Updated: Jan 24, 2017
  • Author: Durre Sabih, MBBS, MSc, FRCP(Edin); Chief Editor: Mahan Mathur, MD  more...
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Cysts with mural nodules or thick septations should be evaluated further using aspiration cytology of the fluid or a needle biopsy from the solid component of the thickened cyst wall or septum, if present. The presence of solid tissue or a detectable linear vascularity consistent with a vascular stalk is concerning for an intracystic mass.


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