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Januray 1982

Preoperative Roentgenographically Guided Percutaneous Localization of Occult Breast Lesions: Three-Year Experience With 180 Patients and Description of a Method

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(1):65-68. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380250043010

• The identification of a suspicious occult breast lesion with mammography should, in most instances, result in roentgenographically guided localization followed by surgical excision. Over a three-year period, we performed 180 roentgenographically guided preoperative localizations for occult breast lesions, 32% (57/180) of which were malignant. Of the total, there were 85 masses and 95 clustered microcalcifications. We prefer to use a modified hookwire for lesion localization.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:65-68)

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