Radiofrequency ablation of invasive breast carcinoma followed by delayed surgical excision.

@article{Burak2003RadiofrequencyAO,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation of invasive breast carcinoma followed by delayed surgical excision.},
  author={William E. Burak and Doreen Marie Agnese and Stephen P. Povoski and Tamara L Yanssens and Kenneth J. Bloom and Paul E Wakely and Dimitrios G. Spigos},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={1369-76}
}
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is gaining acceptance as a treatment modality for several tumor types. However, its use in patients with breast carcinoma remains investigational. The current study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of treating small breast malignancies with RFA and to evaluate the postablation magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI) and histologic findings. METHODS Patients with core-needle biopsy-proven invasive carcinoma (< 2 cm in greatest dimension… CONTINUE READING

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