Publication
Title
Guide wire surgery in breast cancer and why to avoid scissors
Author
Abstract
Case: A 58-year old woman presented with microcalcifications in her left breast. A biopsy showed a low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ. A tumorectomy was performed using a harpoon-shaped guide wire to remove the entire lesion. No additional therapy was given. Six months later during follow-up the mammography revealed that the distal end of the guide wire was still present in the left breast. Conclusion: When performing a tumorectomy using a guide wire, the completeness of the wire should be checked during surgery. Additionally cutting of the wire can be prevented by using a scalpel instead of scissors during surgery.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of gynaecological oncology. - Padua
Publication
Padua : 2015
ISSN
0392-2936
Volume/pages
36:4(2015), p. 477-478
ISI
000359035700024
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 03.09.2015
Last edited 05.12.2017
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