Role of resection margins in patients treated with breast conservation surgery (pages 1923–1931)
Giorgio Zavagno, Elena Goldin, Roberto Mencarelli, Giovanni Capitanio, Paola Del Bianco, Renato Marconato, Simone Mocellin, Giorgia Marconato, Valentina Belardinelli, Francesca Marcon and Donato Nitti
Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23383
Resection margins status is commonly used to decide whether reexcision is indicated in breast cancer patients who have undergone breast conservation surgery. Whereas frankly involved margins indicate further surgery, close margins are not representative of the surrounding tissue status and cannot be considered an indication for reexcision.