Comparison of wire-guided localization and radio-guided occult lesion localization in preoperative localization of nonpalpable breast lesions

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Kanat N. B., TUNCEL M., Aksoy T., FIRAT A., DEMİRKAZIK F., Onat D., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.6, pp.1829-1837, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1507-162
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1829-1837
  • Keywords: Nonpalpable breast lesion, radio-guided occult lesion localization, wire-guided localization, SPECT-CT, NEEDLE-ASPIRATION, ROLL, BIOPSY, EXCISION, CANCER, SURGERY, LUMPECTOMY, INJECTION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background/aim: Breast lesions that are not palpable on physical examination but considered suspicious for malignancy on mammography or ultrasonography should be marked before surgery. Wire-guided localization (WGL) is the most frequently used method for preoperative marking of nonpalpable breast lesions (NPBLs). An alternative is marking by a radioactive agent (radio-guided occult lesion localization; ROLL). The present study aimed to compare WGL and ROLL for preoperative marking.