ANZ J Surg 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
The Breast Service, The Royal Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
: Reoperation rates after breast-conserving surgery are highly variable and the best techniques for optimizing margin clearance are being evaluated. The aim was to identify the reoperation rate at our centre and identify influential factors, including a change in guidelines on margin recommendations and the introduction of in-theatre specimen X-ray.Methods
: A retrospective review of medical records was undertaken to identify 562 patients who underwent breast conservation at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital between 2013 and 2015. Read More