Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy

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Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAB) is a minimally invasive procedure (Biopsy) to help in the diagnosis of breast cancer. VAB is characterized by single insertion, acquisition of contiguous and larger tissue samples, and directional sample capability. It also offers 10x the tissue of core needle biopsy.[1]


  1. ^ Yu, Ying-Hua; Liang, Chi; Yuan, Xi-Zi (2010). "Diagnostic value of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy for breast carcinoma: A meta-analysis and systematic review". Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 120 (2): 469–79. PMID 20130983. doi:10.1007/s10549-010-0750-1.