Understanding the mechanisms creating false positive lumpectomy margins.

@article{Dooley2005UnderstandingTM,
  title={Understanding the mechanisms creating false positive lumpectomy margins.},
  author={William Chesnut Dooley and Jeanene Parker},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={190 4},
  pages={606-8}
}
OBJECTIVE All breast surgeons deal with the frustration of initial pathologic close or positive margins that have no residual cancer upon re-excision. To understand the mechanisms that create false positive margins, specimen handling was standardized in a single surgeon's practice and margin issues were tracked. METHODS Prospectively over a 3.5-year… CONTINUE READING