Cytologic evaluation of lumpectomy margins in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ: clinical outcome.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Annals of surgical oncology, Volume 4, Issue 8, p.644-9 (1997)


Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Breast Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast, Cytodiagnosis, Female, Humans, Intraoperative Care, Mastectomy, Segmental, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Prospective Studies, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Survival Analysis


Breast conservation therapy is controversial for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) due to recently reported high recurrence rates. We believe that cytologic evaluation of lumpectomy margins improves efficiency and leads to a lower recurrence rate following lumpectomy for DCIS.