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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Radioguided Intraoperative Margins Evaluation (RIME): Preliminary results of a new technique to aid breast cancer resection
Author: Duarte, GM
Cabello, C
Torresan, RZ
Alvarenga, M
Telles, GHQ
Bianchessi, ST
Caserta, N
Segala, SR
de Lima, MCL
Etchebehere, ECSC
Camargo, EE
Abstract: Aims: Women undergoing breast-conserving surgery for cancer can present residual disease. We have developed a technique called Radioguided Intraoperative Margins Evaluation (RIME) that uses a radiopharmaceutical to distinguish normal and cancer tissues. The aim of this study was to assess whether RIME is a feasible technique, and if it could help in breast cancer resection with free margins, minimizing residual disease. Methods: Twenty-three breast cancer patients programmed for mastectomy were selected. Before surgery, the patients were submitted to scintimammography with Tc-99m-sestamibi to estimate the optimal time to begin radioguided surgery. Twenty patients were submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to evaluate skin, deep fascia and to detect other tumor foci. At the beginning of the surgery, the same dose of Tc-99m-sestamibi was intravenously injected into patients. Tumor resection was performed underguidance of a gamma-probe, characterizing the RIME technique. Finally, modified radical mastectomy was performed. Tumor and residual breast were histopathologically examined. Results: The RIME technique was successfully performed in all patients. The principal tumor was removed by this technique and provided 82.6% of histologically free margins (mean margins, 4.8 mm). Additionally, 47.8% of patients were without residual disease. The mean size of residual carcinoma was 3.67 mm and generally located near the tumor bed (< 1.5 cm). There was no significant association between presence of residual disease and tumor size or margin status. Conclusion: RIME is a feasible technique that could help tumor resection with free margins; however, it seems to be limited for small carcinoma foci. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: breast cancer
magnetic resonance imaging
radioguided surgery
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2007.03.021
Date Issue: 2007
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