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Correct specimen 3-dimensional orientation in therapeutic mammaplasty to prevent false positive margins

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rachel Howitt


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Breast conserving therapy (BCT) is preferred over mastectomy in select cancer patients with the aim of tumour ablation with clear margins and leaving an aesthetically acceptable breast mound. We report on a particular therapeutic mammaplasty where a false positive margin occurred due to the 3-dimensional disorientation of the excised specimen. © 2010 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Payne C, Howitt R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Year: 2011

Volume: 64

Issue: 2

Pages: e40-e43

Print publication date: 25/09/2010

ISSN (print): 1748-6815

ISSN (electronic): 1532-1959

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2010.08.020


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