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Long-term outcomes after ROLL lumpectomy
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Background Occult breast lesions are being successfully targeted by means of Radioactive-guided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL). Several reports demonstrate suitability of ROLL technique to excise non-palpable breast lesions with immediate advantages. Aim Evaluation of long-term outcomes after ROLL guided lumpectomy for early breast cancer. Materials and methods A consecutive series of non palpable early invasive breast cancers excised with ROLL (151 pts; December 2002June 2006) were followed up for long-term outcomes, i.e. local and/or systemic recurrence. Our follow-up protocol included 6 monthly physician administered clinical examinations and 18 monthly imaging, i.e. mammogram. Bone scan, liver and brain imaging were requested on clinical need. Clinical and/or radiological suspicious lesions for local recurrence were confirmed pathologically Results The median follow-up was 46 months with all patients having a minimum 22 months follow-up. 3/151 local recurrences occurred (1.98%). Conclusions Long-term outcomes, i.e. local recurrence of invasive breast cancer excised with ROLL guidance compares well with existing localization techniques.
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English
Source (journal)
Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publication
2010
ISSN
0975-7651
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1:1(2010), p. 47-51
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