Breast surgery techniques: preoperative bracketing wire localization by surgeons.

@article{Burkholder2007BreastST,
  title={Breast surgery techniques: preoperative bracketing wire localization by surgeons.},
  author={Hans C Burkholder and Laura E Witherspoon and Robert P. Burns and Jeffrey Horn and Michael D. Biderman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={574-8; discussion 578-9}
}
With the development of expertise in image guidance for breast surgery, many surgeons now perform preoperative wire localization themselves. Use of a single wire versus multiple wires to bracket a radiographic breast abnormality has previously been described, although benefits of this technique based on clinical outcomes such as margin status, tissue volume removed, and re-excision rates have not been established. This study is a retrospective analysis of wire-localized breast biopsies… CONTINUE READING

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