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Importance of Routine Cavity Sampling in Breast Conservation Surgery

Hewes, J.C., Imkampe, Anne Kathrin, Haji, A., Bates, Tom (2008) Importance of Routine Cavity Sampling in Breast Conservation Surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 96 (1). pp. 47-53. ISSN 0007-1323. E-ISSN 1365-2168. (doi:10.1002/bjs.6435) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:23622)

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Background: The role of cavity biopsy (CB) at the time of wide local excision (WLE) for primary breast

significance of margins and CB histology on tumour characteristics and outcome.

over 21 years. Demographic data, tumour characteristics and survival information were obtained. Four

Results: A total of 957 patients had WLE. The median 10-year survival was 85·6 per cent and breast

were independent predictors of survival. There was poor concordance between positivity of resection

disease. A positive CB, but not a positive margin, was associated with reduced overall survival and breast

Conclusion: Cavity status wasmore significant with regard to survival than margin status.CB is important

in identifying residual and multifocal disease, as margin and cavity positivity are often not concordant.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/bjs.6435
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Bates Tom
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:19 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:34 UTC
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