Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 8th, 2005
"Preoperative hookwire localizations have been used for some years to guide excision of subclinical breast lesions. With the availability of ultrasonography in the operating theatre, these localizations can be done intraoperatively," investigators in Australia reported.
"One hundred and thirty lesions in 112 consecutive patients with impalpable breast lesions were intraoperatively localized and excised, obviating the need for preoperative localizations. All 130 lesions were detected intraoperatively and excised. Forty-four patients elected to have their benign lesions excised and there...
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