Clip Migration after 11-gauge Vacuum-assisted Stereotactic Biopsy: Case Report1
Liane E. Philpotts, MD and Carol H. Lee, MD 1
From the Department of Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208042, New Haven, CT 06520.
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A 68-year-old woman underwent stereotactic biopsy of a small cluster of calcifications. The postbiopsy mammograms showed the biopsy-marking clip to be located correctly at the biopsy site. Follow-up mammograms 1 year later showed that the clip migrated to another quadrant of the breast.
Findings in this case demonstrate that at long-term follow-up a biopsy-marking clip may not be accurately marking the biopsy site. © RSNA, 2002
© RSNA, 2002
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