Clinical Outcomes of Breast-Conserving Surgery in Patients Using a Modified Method for Cavity Margin Assessment

@article{Chen2012ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical Outcomes of Breast-Conserving Surgery in Patients Using a Modified Method for Cavity Margin Assessment},
  author={Kai Chen and Yunjie Zeng and Haixia Jia and Weijuan Jia and Hua Yang and Nanyan Rao and PhD Erwei Song and Charles Evandor Cox and Fengxi Su},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={3386-3394}
}
This study describes a modified intraoperative method for cavity margin (CM) assessment in place of lumpectomy margin assessment in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS). This is a retrospective review of 422 breast cancer patients undergoing BCS with intraoperative CM assessment. After an initial lumpectomy with intent to obtain ≥1-cm margins, separate specimens 1 × 1 cm, 0.5-cm thick were taken from the cavity margin circumferentially. These were frozen without reference to the… CONTINUE READING

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