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Case report


Acquired arteriovenous fistula of the breast following ultrasound guided biopsy of invasive ductal carcinoma.

Adam GreggRebecca LeddyMadelene LewisAbid Irshad
Departments of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, MSC 323 Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Date of Submission: 10-May-2013, Date of Acceptance: 06-Aug-2013, Date of Web Publication: 27-Sep-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Adam Gregg

Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 323 Charleston, SC 29425, USA.
E-mail: greggat@musc.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Adam Gregg

Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 323 Charleston, SC 29425, USA.
E-mail: greggat@musc.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.119019 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Image guided large-core breast biopsies are commonly performed procedures with relatively rare complications. The majority of these complications are minor, though at times more significant vascular injuries can occur with these biopsies as demonstrated by this case. Patient developed a pulsatile vascular breast mass after an ultrasound guided breast biopsy of invasive ductal carcinoma. Sonographic evaluation of this new breast mass demonstrated this mass to represent an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Though multiple therapies are available for an iatrogenic fistula within the breast, the AVF was surgically excised in this case as it was immediately adjacent to a known cancer.
Keywords: Arteriovenous Fistula, Biopsy, Breast, Ultrasound

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Sarah Barker, Michael Ashcroft and Nick Abbott (2018) Iatrogenic Arteriovenous Fistula of the breast following core-biopsy presenting in pregnancy. Breast J 24(3):388. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12958

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