Determinants of positive histologic margins and residual tumor after lumpectomy for early breast cancer: a prospective study with special reference to touch preparation cytology.

@article{Saarela1997DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of positive histologic margins and residual tumor after lumpectomy for early breast cancer: a prospective study with special reference to touch preparation cytology.},
  author={A. O. Saarela and T. K. Paloneva and Tarja Rissanen and Heikki O Kiviniemi},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={248-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Removal of the entire tumor by breast-conserving surgery is important, but the determinants of adequate excision have not been established. METHODS A prospective study of 55 consecutive lumpectomies for early breast cancer was performed to study the correlation between touch preparation cytology and histologic margins and the determinants of positive histologic margins and residual disease after the initial excision. RESULTS The correlation between touch… CONTINUE READING