Impact of initial surgical margins and residual cancer upon re-excision on outcome of patients with localized breast cancer.

@article{Kouzminova2009ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of initial surgical margins and residual cancer upon re-excision on outcome of patients with localized breast cancer.},
  author={Natalia B Kouzminova and Sangeeta Aggarwal and Adeeti Aggarwal and Maria D. Allo and Albert Yu-Min Lin},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={198 6},
  pages={771-80}
}
BACKGROUND A significant proportion of patients undergoing breast conservation therapy require additional operations to obtain clear margins. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of initial margins and residual carcinoma found on second surgery on the outcomes of breast cancer patients. METHODS In this retrospective study, Cox proportional-hazard regression analysis was performed to evaluate data from 437 patients with stage I to IIIA breast cancer who underwent initial breast… CONTINUE READING

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