Intraoperative ultrasound localization to guide surgical excision of nonpalpable breast carcinoma.

@article{Harlow1999IntraoperativeUL,
  title={Intraoperative ultrasound localization to guide surgical excision of nonpalpable breast carcinoma.},
  author={Seth P. Harlow and David N Krag and Stephen A. Ames and Donald L. Weaver},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1999},
  volume={189 3},
  pages={241-6}
}
BACKGROUND This report describes a technique of intraoperative tumor localization by ultrasound without the use of a needle or wire to guide the excision of nonpalpable breast cancers. The results of our experience with pathologic margin status are reviewed. STUDY DESIGN From 1994 to 1998, 65 breast cancers in 62 patients with biopsy-proved nonpalpable breast cancer were excised using intraoperative ultrasound localization. The pathologic status of the margins from the initial surgical… CONTINUE READING

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