What is Mammotome?

A mammotome is a vacuum assisted breast biopsy device that uses image guidance such as x-ray, ultrasound and/or MRI to perform breast biopsies. A Mammotome biopsy can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, removes only a small amount of healthy tissue, and doesn’t require sutures (stitches) because the incision is very small. The Mammotome is currently manufactured and sold by Mammotome, a division of Devicor Medical Products Inc..

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I have a swollen lump on the left of my hard palate just above and to the side of my back last tooth. over 5 wks been there now. had a biopsy over...

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thanks for your health concerns. unfortunately, we will still need to be patient for the biopsy results as cancer is a microscopic...

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I'm 55, menopausal. I started having severe pain, burning & itching of breast with a sensation of pulling inside breast. Had mammo & US which were...

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