Research Article

Needle aspiration of breast cysts.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 05 July 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:30
  1. A P Forrest,
  2. J R Kirkpatrick,
  3. M M Roberts


    A total of 149 breast cysts have been treated with primary aspiration. Findings were abnormal in 36 patients, 30 of whom underwent excision of the breast cyst with cancer being found in four. Careful examination of the breast after aspiration and follow-up are necessary, but, provided these precautions are observed, this type of treatment is simple, safe, and cheap besides often giving the patient relief at the first consultation.