Comparison of Radioactive Seed Localized Excision and Wire Localized Excision of Breast Lesions: A Community Hospital's Experience

Fernando A. Angarita, Sergio A. Acuna, Nancy Down, Chung Shan Leung, Farahnaz Pirmoradi, Fahima Osman

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Abstract

Studies comparing wire localized excision (WLE) and radioactive seed localized excision (RSLE) may not reflect community hospital practice. To compare the oncologic safety and operating room time, we performed a large retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent WLE or RSLE in a community hospital. RSLE had shorter operation time and smaller surgical specimens relative to WLE but no differences in the positive margin rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e364-e369
JournalClinical Breast Cancer
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Breast conserving surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Radioactive seed localized excision
  • Wire localized excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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