Abstract Title:

Rupture of a cyst during compression at mammography. Report of a case.

Abstract Source:

Acta Radiol. 1989 May-Jun;30(3):257-8. PMID: 2736178

Abstract Author(s):

R Novak

Article Affiliation:

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.


The pressure at dedicated mammographic units, indicated by a manometer, shows the pressure in the hydraulic system. The reading of this instrument is misleading because the pressure in the breast caused by the compression plate is considerably lower. Appropriate compression during mammographic examination may, however, rupture cysts.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Anti Therapeutic Actions : X-ray Mammography : CK(421) : AC(58)

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