Manuel Fraile

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this investigation was to determine whether radioguided occult lesion localization and routine wire localization differ in respect to the effectiveness of complete excision of nonpalpable breast cancer lesions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective randomized study included patients with breast cancer scheduled for conservative tumor(More)
It has been suggested that selective sentinel node (SN) biopsy alone can be used to manage early breast cancer, but definite evidence to support this notion is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate whether refraining from completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) suffices to produce the same prognostic information and disease control as(More)
PURPOSE We present the preliminary findings of our in-house protocol treating the tumor bed alone after lumpectomy with low-dose-rate (LDR) interstitial brachytherapy in selected patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Since March 1, 1993, 60 women with early-stage breast cancer were(More)
BACKGROUND The established initial treatment of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) consists of the administration of subcutaneous, weight adjusted, low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH). However, the use of the same LMWH dosages for patients with either DVT or PE is not supported by data from comparative studies. PATIENTS(More)
We assessed the diagnostic yield of axillary ultrasound, alone or in combination with fine-needle aspiration axillary biopsy and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with invasive breast carcinoma compared with final axillary histology by sentinel node biopsy or by axillary lymph node dissection. From January 2003 to March 2009, 520 axillary ultrasound(More)
UNLABELLED Behçet's disease (BD) is an idiopathic multisystem disorder. Involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) occurs in 4%-48% of cases. The aim of this study was to evaluate 99mTc-hexamethyl propyleneamine oxime (HMPAO) SPECT findings in BD patients and eventually to detect CNS involvement by depicting cerebral blood flow disturbances. METHODS(More)
As far as recent breast cancer molecular subtype classification is concerned, much work has dealt with clinical outcomes for triple negative and Her2 patients. Less is known about the course of patients in the remaining subtypes. Molecular classification based on immunohistochemistry is widely available and correlates well with genetic microarray(More)
PURPOSE Roughly two-thirds of early breast cancer cases are associated with negative axillary nodes and do not benefit from axillary surgery at all. Accordingly, there is an ongoing search for non-surgical staging procedures to avoid lymph-node dissection or sentinel node biopsy (SNB). Non-invasive imaging techniques with very high sensitivity (Se) and(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2011, the St Gallen panel introduced several changes in breast cancer classification, thereby creating the luminal B Her2- subtype. In 2013, the panel also included Ki67 overexpression and PR <20 % as risk factors, while excluding GH3 in the absence of increased Ki67. We compared the classification of 2011 modified with the new 2013 St(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been proposed as an alternative to axillary lymph-node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer. Before implementing SNB in our practice, we wished to test its validity by comparing it to the standard ALND, both in our hands and with other reported series. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-two patients were(More)