Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Breast Imaging - Technical Note 2016

A simple method to decrease surgical trauma in wire localization procedures

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From the Departments of Radiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne

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Bayındır Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2008; 14: 131-132
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Abstract

Minimally invasive breast biopsies of nonpalpable lesions are used for early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. This report describes a simple method to decrease surgical trauma in wire localization procedures. After wire localization with mammography or ultrasound, the course of the wire in the breast was marked on the skin to guide the surgeon. As a result, fewer tissue samples were taken and smaller hematomas occurred. This method is particularly useful in deep lesions and in large breasts, leading to shortened surgery time and improved cosmetic results. This technique can be used in any wire-guided procedure.

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