Breast Tumor Laser Ablation
Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent cancer in women. Nowadays, the quadrantectomy with complete axillary dissection followed by whole-breast irradiation has become the cornerstone of breast-conservative surgery. The next step in breast-conserving surgery could be local ablation of small breast carcinomas, provided that it is equally effective as lumpectomy, but with fewer complications and a better cosmetic outcome than a lumpectomy. In this chapter, authors discuss the application of laser ablation (LA) technique in breast for both malignant and benign lesions. The prospect of performing imaging-guided percutaneous treatment under local anesthesia in an outpatient treatment room is attractive for both patients and treating physicians and has the potential for substantial cost savings.
KeywordsBreast cancer Laser ablation Malignant lesions Benign lesions Small breast carcinoma
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