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Table 1 Nine cases with failed biopsy attempts with initial technique

From: Does lateral arm technique decrease the rate of clip migration in stereotactic and tomosynthesis-guided biopsies?

Cases and their characteristics Initial technique Back-up technique Result
Limited visualization of amorphous microcalcifications LABA CBA Failure
Subcutaneous microcalcifications Not amenable to CBA LABA Success
Subcutaneous microcalcifications Not amenable to CBA LABA Success
Multiple superficial blood vessels LABA CBA Success
Thin breast with tissue rotation/displacement by the needle LABA CBA Success
Posterior and lateral location of the target LABA CBA Success
Non-visualization of microcalcifications CBA N/A Failure
Non-visualization of microcalcifications CBA N/A Failure
Non-visualization of microcalcifications CBA N/A Failure
  1. Bold denotes failure, italics denotes success. Three CBA cases were not converted to LABA and remained categorized as failure