Breast disease

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.600d (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:600
  1. J Michael Dixon,
  2. R E Mansel
  1. Consultant surgeon Department of Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh EH3 9YW
  2. Professor of surgery University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF4 4XN

    EDITOR,—Justine Foster advocates aspiration of breast cysts by general practitioners in their surgery because, in her experience, “the first thing a surgeon would do is attempt to aspirate the cyst.”1 While we accept that it is appropriate for general practitioners to aspirate cysts of patients known to have recurrent cystic disease, we do not believe that this is appropriate for patients who have no history …

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