Comparison of wire-guided localization and radio-guided occult lesion localization in preoperative localization of nonpalpable breast lesions


Kanat N. B. , TUNCEL M., Aksoy T., FIRAT A., DEMİRKAZIK F., Onat D., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.6, pp.1829-1837, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1507-162
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1829-1837

Abstract

Background/aim: Breast lesions that are not palpable on physical examination but considered suspicious for malignancy on mammography or ultrasonography should be marked before surgery. Wire-guided localization (WGL) is the most frequently used method for preoperative marking of nonpalpable breast lesions (NPBLs). An alternative is marking by a radioactive agent (radio-guided occult lesion localization; ROLL). The present study aimed to compare WGL and ROLL for preoperative marking.