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West J Med. 1988 August; 149(2): 226–229.
PMCID: PMC1026395

The Lumpy Breast


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  • Kopans DB, Meyer JE, Sadowsky N. Breast imaging. N Engl J Med. 1984 Apr 12;310(15):960–967. [PubMed]
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  • Goodson WH, 3rd, Mailman R, Miller TR. Three year follow-up of benign fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the breast. Am J Surg. 1987 Jul;154(1):58–61. [PubMed]
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