5 do-not-dos in benign breast disease

These tests or procedures should be avoided, say Aussie surgeons

These five procedures or tests should be avoided in the treatment of benign breast disease, according to Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand.

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The list was developed by the American Society of Breast Surgeons is part of the US choosing wisely campaign.

These are the five:

  1. Biopsy-proven fibroadenomas smaller than 2cm should not be routinely removed.
  2. Breast abscess should not be managed surgically unless an initial attempt to aspirate or drain it percutaneously fails.
  3. Asymptomatic women with normal clinical breast exams and a