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Breast pseudoaneurysm arising from core needle biopsy should be left well alone
  1. Thomas Russell1,
  2. Michael Creagh-Barry2
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Russell, tbr1102{at}


A 45-year-old woman previously fit and well, developed a pseudoaneurysm of the breast following core needle biopsy. She was ultimately reassured and discharged without further intervention. Pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of core needle biopsy which, contrary to previously published cases, can be managed conservatively.

  • breast surgery
  • radiology
  • interventional radiology
  • vascular surgery

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  • Contributors This case report was written by TR. It was edited following advice from MC-B. There were no further contributors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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