Review needle biopsy with concomitant wirefree localization of suspicious breast/axillary lesions.
Longer-term use of preoperativewire-free localization (WFL) in the breast and lymph nodes (LN), lead to further evaluation of WFL at the time of biopsy(Bx-WFL).
For patients who have lesions known to require both needle core Bxand Localization to guide surgery, a concomitant Bx-WFL provides a dual function WFL, as Clip marker and WFL, with potential to decrease redundant needle procedures of the same lesion.
Findings and procedure details
For each Bx-WFL procedure 2016 01, August - 2019 01 May, age, image-modality,location, device complication, time to surgery, and surgical result was recorded.Descriptive statistics for age and time to surgery were calculated using spreadsheet software (Excel 2013, Microsoft).
65 female patients age 20-82 (mean 49.2 years), underwent 84 Bx-WFL SCOUT (47 breast, 37 axilla), via Ultrasound (83) or Mammography (1) guidance. All SCOUTS were excised with 0 device related complications in the 52/65 who completed surgery 4-270 (average 106) days after WFL....
Patients who require both needle biopsy and surgery may benefit from concomitant BX-WFL,where WFL functions as both Clip marker and WFL. This preserves surgical options, MRI preoperative planning, and may eliminate redundant needle procedures.
Personal information and conflict of interest
M. K. Hayes; Hollywood, Florida, FL/US - Consultant at Hologic, Inc, Merit, Inc, QT Ultrasound, Health Beacons, Inc H. Wright; Hollywood/US - nothing to disclose E. Bloomquist; Hollywood/US - nothing to disclose
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