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Intraoperative Ultrasound Can Decrease the Re-excision Lumpectomy Rate in Patients with Palpable Breast Cancers.
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PMID:  21679640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Positive margins occur in 15 to 69 per cent of patients undergoing lumpectomy. The current study was performed to evaluate intraoperative ultrasound in patients undergoing lumpectomy for palpable breast cancer. A retrospective chart review was performed of patients with palpable cancer who underwent lumpectomy with intraoperative ultrasound from 2004 to 2009. Each patient was matched with two patients who underwent lumpectomy alone over the same time period. Matching criteria included tumor size, clinical stage, body mass index, age at diagnosis, and lymphovascular invasion or extensive intraductal component. Twenty-two consecutive patients who underwent lumpectomy with intraoperative ultrasound were matched with 44 patients who underwent lumpectomy without intraoperative ultrasound. In addition to matching criteria, the patients were similar with respect to ethnicity, insurance status, weight, predominant histology, estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and Her2 status. Patients who underwent lumpectomy with intraoperative ultrasound were significantly less likely to have an involved margin (41 vs 9%, P = 0.01) and less likely to require a re-excision (34 vs 9%, P = 0.04). The lumpectomy volumes in the intraoperative ultrasound group were smaller than the volumes in the lumpectomy alone group. Intraoperative ultrasound can decrease the rate of positive margins and re-excision lumpectomy in patients with palpable breast cancers.
Karole M Davis; Chiu-Hsieh Hsu; Marcia E Bouton; Krista L Wilhelmson; Ian K Komenaka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1555-9823     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; and the.
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