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The Breast Exam

Rebecca Zendel Berliner, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
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We’ve been discussing breast health and breast cancer screening recently on PC RAP, but haven’t touched on the physical exam yet. In this segment, Dr. Rebecca Zendel Berliner walks us through how to perform a complete history and physical exam for a breast complaint.

 

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Chris -

This was a great piece with a lot of helpful information. I was taught that as part of inspection it is important to have the patient bring their hands above their head and then put their hands on their hips to potentially help to show dimpling or retractions of the skin that might not otherwise be apparent (included in sources such as: https://stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu/the25/BreastExam.html). I would be curious if Dr. Zendel Berliner might be able to comment on whether she finds this to be useful in her practice or if this is just one of the "classical" clinical exam techniques that isn't necessary as a routine technique.

Neda F., MD -

Hi Chris! I've asked Dr. Rebecca Zendel Berliner for her thoughts here and will let you know when I hear back. Thanks for writing in. -- Neda

Neda F., MD -

Hi Chris. Here is Dr. Zendel Berliner's response: "Yes, I definitely find it clinically helpful as each movement of the arm moves different muscles and overlying skin and fat away so that you can have a better look to see any retractions, dimpling of the skin or even sometimes a visual mass that you may not see in the relaxed position."

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