Diagnostic Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

@article{Sorbero2009DiagnosticBM,
  title={Diagnostic Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy},
  author={MS MPH Melony E. S. Sorbero and Andrew W. Dick and MPH Ellen Burke Beckjord and FACS Gretchen Ahrendt},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={1597-1605}
}
Preoperative use of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in women with breast cancer may increase rates of mastectomy. This study investigated relationships between breast MRI and therapeutic and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in women with breast cancer. A total of 3606 women diagnosed with stage 0–III breast cancer from 1998 through 2000 (n = 1743; early period) or from 2003 through 2005 (n = 1863; late period) were retrospectively identified. Patient demographic and clinical… CONTINUE READING