Perpendicular Inked Versus Tangential Shaved Margins in Breast-Conserving Surgery: Does the Method Matter? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy, Segmental

abstract

  • The tangential shaved-margin technique results in a higher proportion of reported positive margins and limits the ability of the surgeon to discriminate among patients with close margins, resulting in a higher rate of reexcision. The fact that many, but not all, patients with positive or close margins in both groups underwent reexcision emphasizes the role of surgical judgment in this setting. Longer followup is required to determine equivalency in rates of local recurrence between these two methods of margin assessment.

publication date

  • April 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2007.01.031

PubMed ID

  • 17382212

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 541

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 204

number

  • 4