Vacuum Assisted Biopsy (VAB)

Vacuum Assisted Biopsy (VAB)

Vacuum Assisted Biopsy (VAB)

The VAB device (a mammotome) is an extremely useful instrument which is used for diagnosing very small lesions with 100% accuracy and is also used to remove benign lumps/lesions without a surgery. It is a painless, stitchless and scarless procedure and is done under local anesthesia. It is done in the OPD (in-house), therefore requiring no hospitalisation, and is done in 5 minutes, after which the woman can go home. This process actually allows us to biopsy very tiny lesions of 0.2mm-0.3mm in size or even calcifications* in the breast which may be indicators of very early cancer or precancerous lesions. This also gives the opportunity to remove benign lumps like fibroids, papillomas and complexcysts without a scar, under local anesthesia in a day care or an OPD setup. This procedure gives nearly 100% accuracy in diagnosing breast diseases.

Calcifications* – Accumulation of calcium salts in the breast.