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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-95

Ultrasound-guided wire localization of lesions detected on screening mammography in Osogbo, Nigeria and its impact on breast conservative surgery

1 Department of Surgery, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
3 Department of Histopathology, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
4 Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Temitope O Bello
Department of Radiology, LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, PMB 4400, Osogbo, Osun State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.93531

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Background: Wire localization for planned surgical treatment in the management of breast cancer is underutilized in our environment. The objective of this study is to assess the role of ultrasound-guided wire localization of breast masses detected on screening mammography and its impact on biopsy and breast conservative surgery in our environment Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 189 women who presented for screening mammography following a health campaign on breast cancer within a six-month period. Wire localization for mammographic detected lesions was done under ultrasound guidance. The lesions excised were sent for specimen radiography and histology. Results: Ten women had wire localization of breast lesions and subsequent excision. Three lesions were on the right and 7 on the left; out of which 3 were malignant. The mean volume of excised tissue was 74.27±30.16 cm 3 . Conclusion: Early detection of breast cancer is possible and practicable in our environment. Wire localization of detectable lesions on mammography will assist in better surgical management and improve prognosis.

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