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In what circumstances would a stereotactic biopsy be difficult to perform?
- • Subareolar lesion location. Lesions in the subareolar region are difficult to access due to the location and thickness of the tissue.
- • Thin breast tissue. Compression thickness of less than 2.5 to 3.0 cm may make biopsy sampling difficult depending on the type of needle utilized.
- • Very posterior lesion location. It is difficult to access and target lesions that are very posterior in the breast.
- • Lesions that are difficult to see. The calcifications or lesions should be easily visible for targeting.