Radiofrequency ablation of a stereotactically localized nonpalpable breast carcinoma.

  title={Radiofrequency ablation of a stereotactically localized nonpalpable breast carcinoma.},
  author={Robert Lange Elliott and Pamela B Rice and Joe A Suits and Alan J Ostrowe and Jonathan F. Head},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={68 1},
A nonpalpable breast lesion was detected in a 71-year-old woman who had returned for her annual mammogram. Stereotactic core needle biopsy revealed an infiltrating ductal carcinoma. The patient agreed to stereotactic localization and radiofrequency ablation of the lesion followed after 4 weeks by open surgical biopsy. The breast lesion was localized and the radiofrequency ablation performed under local anesthesia in the outpatient/office setting. The lesion was ablated for a total of 20 minutes… CONTINUE READING


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