Non-palpable Lesion Surgery

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group


In developed countries, with the increasing use of screening mammographic and improved imaging methods, 1/3 of the tumors detected are non-palpable lesions.


Breast image Impalpable breast lesion Roll Radio-guided seed localization Wire localization 

Recommended Reading

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    Ahmed M, Van Hemelrijck M, Douek M. Systematic review of radioguided versus wire-guided localization in the treatment of non-palpable breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013;140:241–52. Systematic review evaluating 7 randomized studies that compare radioguided surgery (Seed I125 or ROLL) versus Wire Guided Surgery as to margins, number of reoperations, sentinel lymph node identification, weight of surgical specimen, surgical time and excised volume, demonstrating similar effectiveness of the methods. CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Postma E, Witkamp AJ, den Bosch MAAJ V, Verkooijen HM, et al. Localization of non palpable breast lesions. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011;11(8):1295–302. Reviewing the different methods of pre-surgical marking, which compares the advantages and disadvantages of each one. CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • BBSG – Brazilian Breast Study Group
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  1. 1.BBSGSao PauloBrazil

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