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European Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 266–268 | Cite as

Modified localization wire for breast lesions

  • Abraham A. Ghiatas
  • Elizabeth M. Glenn
  • William HowardIII
  • Anatolio B. Cruz
  • Harold V. Gaskill
Mammography
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Abstract

We modified commercially available wires for localization of non-palpable breast leasions. The modified localizing wire was used in 16 women requiring excision of non-palpable breast lesions and comparison was made with non-localizing wires. The results indicated that the modified localizing wire provided technical ease to the surgeons in removing the breast lesion and significant help to the radiolgists in placing the wire and reporting the position of the wire in relation to the breast lesion.

Key words

Breast lesion Localization of breast lesion Excisional biopsy 

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References

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    Feig SA (1983) Localization of Clinically Occult Breast Lesions. In: Wolfe NJ (ed) The Radiologic Clinics of North America. Symposium on Mammography. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 155–171Google Scholar
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    Kopans DB, Lindfors K, McCarthy KA, Meyer JE (1985) Spring Hookwire Breast Lesion Localizater: Use with Rigid-compression Mammographic Systems. Radiology 157: 537–538Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham A. Ghiatas
    • 1
  • Elizabeth M. Glenn
    • 1
  • William HowardIII
    • 1
  • Anatolio B. Cruz
    • 2
  • Harold V. Gaskill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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