Title
Guide wire surgery in breast cancer and why to avoid scissors Guide wire surgery in breast cancer and why to avoid scissors
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Padua ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
European journal of gynaecological oncology. - Padua
Volume/pages
36(2015) :4 , p. 477-478
ISSN
0392-2936
ISI
000359035700024
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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