[Reexcision and perioperative brachytherapy in the treatment of local relapse after breast conservation: a possible alternative to mastectomy].

@article{Polgr2000ReexcisionAP,
  title={[Reexcision and perioperative brachytherapy in the treatment of local relapse after breast conservation: a possible alternative to mastectomy].},
  author={Csaba Polg{\'a}r and Zolt{\'a}n Sulyok and Tibor Major and Erika Riedl and Andr{\'a}s Somogyi and J{\'a}nos Istv{\'a}n Fodor and Istv{\'a}n K{\"o}ves and Gy N{\'e}meth},
  journal={Magyar sebeszet},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={120-3}
}
Breast conserving surgery and postoperative radiotherapy became widely accepted in the last two decades for the treatment of early invasive breast cancer. In spite of adequate surgery and radiotherapy, the rate of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence is approximately 10%. In such cases salvage mastectomy is the standard treatment, however wide reexcision of the recurrent tumor is also a reasonable option for selected patients. The risk of second local relapse is higher following further breast… CONTINUE READING
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