IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 3 / pii/2006164

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Wire localisation biopsy of non-palpable breast lesions: reasons for unsuccessful excision

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1 Surgical Department, Vostanio General Hospital of Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece
2 Surgical Department, Vostanio General Hospital of Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece
3 Breast Unit, 2nd Surgical Department, Medical School of Athens, Laiko General Hospital of Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(3), 262–266;
Published: 10 June 2006

Surgical excision following needle-wire localization of nonpalpable, mammographically detected breast lesions is a very valuable diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. No further treatment is usually required after establishing an accurate histological benign diag­nosis of indeterminate lesions on preoperative assessment. On the other hand, ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) and early invasive cancer, properly excised, may sometimes require further management depending on specific histologic findings. An uncommon problem of this procedure is the failure to identify, localize or excise the breast lesion. In this review article, factors that contribute to the failed needle localization procedure are presented.

Breast cancer
Wire localisation
Breast biopsy
Breast screening
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