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J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2019 Apr;45(4):892-896. doi: 10.1111/jog.13921. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Comparison of the value of superficial mark guided localization and hook-wire guided localization techniques for non-palpable breast microcalcifications: A retrospective clinical research.

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1
Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
2
Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
3
Department of Radiology, International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital of China Welfare Institute, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

AIM:

The present study compares the effect and accuracy of the superficial mark guided localization (SGL) and hook-wire guided localization (WGL) techniques for non-palpable breast microcalcifications.

METHODS:

This retrospective study was conducted to compare SGL and WGL techniques. These techniques were performed on 51 patients with non-palpable breast microcalcifications from January 2015 to May 2016.

RESULTS:

Among these 51 patients, 25 (49.01%) patients were subjected to WGL and 26 patients (50.99%) were subjected to SGL. The SGL technique had a higher rate of malignant cancer detection (WGL = 12.0% and SGL = 23.0%). Furthermore, no significant differences were found with regard to average age, the rate of a second excision and the diameter of the excised tissue. Moreover, no complications were observed in the SGL group, while four (16.0%) patients in the WGL group experienced problems.

CONCLUSION:

The SGL technique is as accurate as the WGL technique. Furthermore, the procedure has advantages of being less expensive and causing less complications.

KEYWORDS:

breast cancer; hook-wire localization; non-palpable breast microcalcifications; superficial mark localization

PMID:
30623533
DOI:
10.1111/jog.13921

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