Assessment of Stromal Elastin Fibers in Breast Cancer and Fibroadenomas: Is There a Correlation With Ultrasound Elastography Findings?

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Toprak N., Aras İ., Toktaş O., Yokuş A., Gündüz A. M.

European journal of breast health, vol.18, no.2, pp.134-140, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/ejbh.galenos.2022.2021-8-3
  • Journal Name: European journal of breast health
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-140
  • Keywords: ARFI elastography, breast cancer, elastin fiber, fibroadenoma, ELASTOSIS, CARCINOMA, PROGNOSIS, BENIGN
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The stiffness of a breast lesion provides information on the likelihood of malignancy. The most important factor affecting this stiffness is the composition of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of this study was to assess the elastin fiber contents of malignant breast lesions and fibroadenomas and investigate any relationship between the shear wave velocity (SWV) measured by ultrasonography, and the elastin fiber content of lesions.