Breast lumps often are found during breast self-exam, "accidentally" (while bathing, for example), and during a breast exam by a medical professional. Lumps found one of these ways are called palpable masses or palpable lesions. (Palpable means something that can be touched or felt.).
ABSTRACTThe finding of a palpable breast mass on physical examination often warrants a radiologic workup including directed ultrasonography, diagnostic mammography, and, at times, biopsy with ultrasonographic guidance. The choice of initial imaging study is most often guided by the patient’s age at .
Oct 31, 2018 · Breast lump: Early evaluation is essential. A breast lump deserves medical attention. Know what to expect during a clinical breast exam — and what happens when a lump needs further evaluation. By Mayo Clinic Staff.
Jul 31, 2012 · The reason I decided to get the mammo was because of a palpable lump somewhat painful, in L breast. They did a diagnostic mammo and found the calcifications, which happen to be right where the lump is. They saw nothing on u/s. They biopsied the calcifications and that is .
May 22, 2012 · Clinical examination is a simple method to detect breast lumps and their nature as it is inexpensive and non-invasive and if found to be accurate, might be of great value as a diagnostic tool. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of clinical examination and its contribution towards the diagnosis of a palpable breast lump.Cited by: 1.