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Ultrasonographically guided vacuum-assisted excision for multiple breast masses: non-randomized comparison with conventional open excision.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19731243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and patient acceptance of ultrasonographically guided vacuum-assisted excision (UGVAE) for multiple breast masses. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients with low-risk multiple breast masses were non-randomized to either UGVAE or conventional open excision (COE). Clinical data were prospectively collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The two groups were similar with age, side predilection, size and number of lesions. Forty-seven patients had UGVAE with 8-gauge probe and 15 patients with 11-gauge probe. All lesions were removed through same incision. Patients both in UGVAE and COE had complete removal of all imaged evidence of the masses by ultrasonography on initial follow-up. The majority of excised lesions were fibroadenomas and fibrocystic changes. The overall complication rate was 8.1% in UGVAE group and 5.6% in COE group. Patients treated with UGVAE were more highly satisfied with the cosmetic aspects as compared patients with COE. The postprocedure incomplete removal rate was slightly higher in UGVAE than in COE with 12-month follow-up, but the overall difference was not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Both seem to be equally safe and effective, but UGVAE has certain advantages, that include minimal residual scar, excellent cosmesis outstanding, offering an useful alternative to the excision of low-risk multiple benign masses.
Wei Jun Wang; Qiang Wang; Qing Ping Cai; Jian Quan Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1096-9098     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-29     Completed Date:  2010-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Chang Zheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Fibroadenoma / pathology,  surgery
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Ultrasonography, Mammary*

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