What is an adequate margin for breast-conserving surgery? Surgeon attitudes and correlates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • General Surgery
  • Mastectomy, Segmental

abstract

  • Wide variation in BCS margin definition exists. Variation is similar for invasive cancer and DCIS with RT, with more specialized surgeons choosing smaller margins. In DCIS without RT, more specialized surgeons favored larger margins. A standardized margin definition may significantly affect re-excision rates.

publication date

  • February 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3162375

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-009-0765-1

PubMed ID

  • 19847566

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 558

end page

  • 63

volume

  • 17

number

  • 2