Rupture of a cyst during compression at mammography has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Rupture of a cyst during compression at mammography. Report of a case.
Acta Radiol. 1989 May-Jun;30(3):257-8. PMID: 2736178
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
The pressure at dedicated mammographic units, indicated by a manometer, shows the pressure in the hydraulic system. The reading of this instrument is misleading because the pressure in the breast caused by the compression plate is considerably lower. Appropriate compression during mammographic examination may, however, rupture cysts.