[Ultrasound-guided surgery for breast cancer].

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[Ultrasound-guided surgery for breast cancer].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018;162(0):D2218

Authors: Volders JH, Krekel NMH, Haloua MH, Meijer S, van den Tol MP

Recent literature shows that perioperative ultrasound guidance of surgery for palpable and nonpalpable breast carcinoma results in improved surgical effectiveness. Ultrasound-guided surgery can easily lead to significant improvement of the number of radical resections and can decrease the need for additional surgery or extra radiotherapy. Ultrasound-guided surgery also contributes to a reduction in the amount of excessive breast tissue removal, which means the final cosmetic result is better. Ultrasound-guided surgery is cost-effective and easy to learn. Implementation of ultrasound-guided surgery has increased in recent years, albeit slowly. Surgeons as well as radiologists should become more aware of the improvement of primary and secondary outcome measures that can be achieved with ultrasound-guided surgery of breast cancer. In addition to radicality, the quantity of excised tissue – tumour tissue and healthy tissue – can be used as a quality indicator, given the impact on cosmetic outcome and quality of life for patients with breast cancer.

PMID: 29676707 [PubMed – in process]