World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Microwave Ablation of Benign Breast Lesions: An Initial Study

Huynh Quang Khanh* and Tran Quyet Tien

Department of Breast, Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

*Correspondance to: Huynh Quang Khanh 

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Background: To evaluate the safety and efficiency of Microwave Ablation (MWA) in the treatment
of benign breast tumors and cysts.
Methods: 41 patients with a total of 64 benign breast tumors and cysts underwent MWA. Patients
were followed up from August 2018 to September 2019.
Results: The average diameter of these lesions was 2.8 ± 0.6 cm (1.5 cm to 4.0 cm). MWA was
performed with the medium 2.4 min (0.5 min to 7.5 min). Outcome of MWA treatment which
was check by ultrasound imaging revealed that 100% of cystic lesions and 85% of tumor lesions
were complete response, 15% of benign tumors were partial response during monitoring. And
100% of patients rated excellent about post-ablative aesthetics. There was no side effect, relapse or
malignancy during follow-up.
Conclusion: This study shows that the application of MWA to benign breast tumors and cysts is
feasible and highly efficient. Symptoms and size of lesions are significantly reduced after treatment.
At the same time, fast resilience and aesthetic are guaranteed.


Benign breast lesions; Breast tumors and cysts; Microwave ablation


Khanh HQ, Tien TQ. Microwave Ablation of Benign Breast Lesions: An Initial Study. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1217..

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