Is the reexcision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is performed by surgical trainees?

@article{Moorthy2004IsTR,
  title={Is the reexcision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is performed by surgical trainees?},
  author={Krishna Moorthy and Vipin Asopa and Elizabeth Wiggins and Michael Callam},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={188 1},
  pages={
          45-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is essential that surgical trainees obtain adequate operative experience without compromising patient outcome. The aim of this study was to compare the reexcision and local recurrence rates between consultants (attending surgeons) and surgical trainees (residents) after breast conservation surgery. METHODS Prospective data were obtained from the local breast cancer registry for all patients who had breast-conservation surgery between 1994 and 2000. Reexcision was carried out if… CONTINUE READING
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