High resolution intra-operative two-dimensional specimen mammography and its impact on second operation for re-excision of positive margins at final pathology after breast conservation surgery

Lokesh Bathla, Ann Harris, Mary Davey, Poonam K Sharma, Edibaldo Silva

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BACKGROUND: In the United States, about 50% to 66% of women undergoing breast conservation surgery for cancer undergo subsequent mastectomy for positive margins on initial lumpectomy. This is despite the fact that screening mammography has resulted in a decrease in the size of newly diagnosed breast cancer to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-394
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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