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Interstitial Laser Therapy of Breast Lesions

  • M. A. Hall-Craggs
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The concept of limited breast-conserving surgery (usually coupled with radiotherapy) in selected patients with breast cancer is now widely accepted, and several prospective randomised trials have shown that neither the disease-free interval nor overall survival are adversely affected in patients treated with breast-conservation surgery as compared with mastectomy (Veronesi et al. 1990; Fisher et al. 1989; Jacobson et al. 1995). However, it is not always associated with a good cosmetic result, and there may be post-therapeutic deformity and scarring. The known safety of breast conservation has prompted research into the application of minimally invasive therapies to breast cancers.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Laser Fibre Breast Lesion Single Fibre Invasive Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Hall-Craggs
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  1. 1.MR-Unit, The Middlesex HospitalUniversity College London HospitalsLondonUK

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