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Letters Screening at breast reduction

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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2342
  1. Anthony G Douglas-Jones, consultant histopathologist1,
  2. Murali Varma, consultant histopathologist1
  1. 1University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
  1. douglas-Jones{at}

    We were surprised that no histopathology opinion was sought in discussing the implications of histopathological examination of breast tissue excised during breast reduction surgery.1

    Mammographic screening entails radiological examination of the entire breast. “Tissue screening” exclusion of malignancy would entail examining all the tissue histologically since most ductal carcinoma in situ is not visible on gross examination. …

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