BackgroundInfluence of tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors on tumor size discrepancies between DBT and final histology has not been completely investigated so far.PurposeTo study the influence of tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors on tumor size discrepancies between digital breast tomosynthesis and final histology.Material and methodsThis is a retrospective study conducted between January 2015 and December 2016. After IRB approval, 130 consecutive patients with breast cancer diagnosed with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) were evaluated. A discrepancy between DBT and final histology was considered present if the difference was above the cut-off of 5 mm. Tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors were evaluated in patients with discrepancies. Descriptive statistic and non-parametric tests were used.ResultsA total of 105 cases of cancer, in 96 patients, all female, were included. Mean age was 61 years (range: 35-82 yrs). In 19 (18.1%) cases, discrepancies were found: 13 (68.4%) were underestimated by DBT. For tumor subtype, 10 (52.6%) were infiltrating lobular carcinomas (ILC) (p < 0.01). Fourteen (73.7%) discordant cases were architectural distortions (p < 0.01). Prognostic factors did not affect tumor size discrepancies.ConclusionILC or an architectural distortion represents the majority of cases of tumor size discrepancies between DBT and final histology.

Influence of Tumor Subtype, Radiological Sign and Prognostic Factors on Tumor Size Discrepancies Between Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Final Histology

Garlaschi, Alessandro;Calabrese, Massimo;Zaottini, Federico;Baccini, Paola;Gallo, Maurizio;Tagliafico, Alberto
2019

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BackgroundInfluence of tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors on tumor size discrepancies between DBT and final histology has not been completely investigated so far.PurposeTo study the influence of tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors on tumor size discrepancies between digital breast tomosynthesis and final histology.Material and methodsThis is a retrospective study conducted between January 2015 and December 2016. After IRB approval, 130 consecutive patients with breast cancer diagnosed with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) were evaluated. A discrepancy between DBT and final histology was considered present if the difference was above the cut-off of 5 mm. Tumor subtype, radiological sign and prognostic factors were evaluated in patients with discrepancies. Descriptive statistic and non-parametric tests were used.ResultsA total of 105 cases of cancer, in 96 patients, all female, were included. Mean age was 61 years (range: 35-82 yrs). In 19 (18.1%) cases, discrepancies were found: 13 (68.4%) were underestimated by DBT. For tumor subtype, 10 (52.6%) were infiltrating lobular carcinomas (ILC) (p < 0.01). Fourteen (73.7%) discordant cases were architectural distortions (p < 0.01). Prognostic factors did not affect tumor size discrepancies.ConclusionILC or an architectural distortion represents the majority of cases of tumor size discrepancies between DBT and final histology.
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