Does intraductal breast cancer spread in a segmental distribution? An analysis of residual tumour burden following segmental mastectomy using tumour bed biopsies.

@article{Jenkinson2001DoesIB,
  title={Does intraductal breast cancer spread in a segmental distribution? An analysis of residual tumour burden following segmental mastectomy using tumour bed biopsies.},
  author={Andrew D. Jenkinson and Raghad Al-Mufti and Yasser Issmail Mohsen and Michael W. Berry and Carolyn Wells and Robert Carpenter},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Breast-conserving surgery for early breast cancer is now routinely used as an alternative to mastectomy. Despite post-operative radiotherapy, early local recurrence of tumour remains a concern. It has been reported that invasive and in-situ ductal carcinoma spread locally through the ductal tree in a segmental distribution, however, there is no consensus as to the best surgical method to maximize tumour clearance whilst leaving a good cosmetic result. AIM We aimed to measure the… CONTINUE READING

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