• Study
  • Published May 2017

Characteristics associated with requests by pathologists for second opinions on breast biopsies.

Second opinions can shed light on challenging diagnoses. This observational cross-sectional study identified several clinical factors that prompted pathologists to seek second opinions for breast biopsies, including breast density, cellular atypia, and complex patients with multiple coexisting diagnoses. The authors suggest that such characteristics could prompt a second opinion in order to enhance diagnostic accuracy.

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