Imaging-guided preoperative hookwire localization of nonpalpable extramammary lesions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Imaging-guided hookwire localization of nonpalpable lesions in the breast is frequently performed preoperatively. Outside the breast, this procedure is useful for planning resection of lesions in anatomic regions without intrinsic landmarks. The purpose of this study was to review an experience with hookwire localization of nonpalpable extramammary lesions. CONCLUSION: Preoperative imaging-guided hookwire localization is a useful technique that allows precise exploration and resection of nonpalpable lesions and increases confidence that the lesions have been entirely resected.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brown, KJ; Bashir, MR; Baker, JA; Tyler, DS; Paulson, EK

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 197 / 3

Start / End Page

  • W525 - W527

PubMed ID

  • 21862783

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.10.6176


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States