Comparison of Radioactive Seed Localized Excision and Wire Localized Excision of Breast Lesions: A Community Hospital's Experience

Academic Article


  • Studies comparing wire localized excision (WLE) and radioactive seed localized excision (RSLE) may not reflect community hospital practice. To compare the oncologic safety and operating room time, we performed a large retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent WLE or RSLE in a community hospital. RSLE had shorter operation time and smaller surgical specimens relative to WLE but no differences in the positive margin rates.
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  • Angarita FA; Acuna SA; Down N; Leung CS; Pirmoradi F; Osman F
  • Start Page

  • e364
  • End Page

  • e369
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 2