Case Report

Extraction of a Foreign Body from the Breast Using Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL): Metallic Foreign Body in the Breast


  • Fatih Dal
  • Hasan Ökmen
  • Meltem Küçük Yılmaz
  • Serkan Sarı
  • Mehmet Ali Nazlı
  • Esra Arslan

Received Date: 05.03.2017 Accepted Date: 16.03.2017 Eur J Breast Health 2017;13(3):159-160

The most common clinical causes of metallic foreign body in the breast are surgical clips, pieces of guide-wire and gunshot wounds. Metallic foreign bodies can lead to local breast pain, abscesses, pneumothorax after granulomas or migration, and cardiac tamponade. Mammotome biopsy, fluoroscopy, guide-wire biopsy and radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) are the standard techniques applied for surgical excision of non-palpable breast lesions. This article presents the second case in the literature undergoing the ROLL technique for the removal of a metallic foreign body from the breast.

Keywords: Breast, gunshot injury, metallic body, mammography