Importance of routine cavity sampling in breast conservation surgery.

@article{Hewes2009ImportanceOR,
  title={Importance of routine cavity sampling in breast conservation surgery.},
  author={James C. Hewes and Anne Kathrin Imkampe and Amyn Haji and Tom Bates},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
BACKGROUND The role of cavity biopsy (CB) at the time of wide local excision (WLE) for primary breast cancer has not been evaluated fully. This study compared four groups of patients to determine the significance of margins and CB histology on tumour characteristics and outcome. METHODS This was a retrospective study of patients undergoing WLE and CB in one institution over 21 years. Demographic data, tumour characteristics and survival information were obtained. Four subgroups of patients… CONTINUE READING

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