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dc.contributor.authorSugrue, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Cillian
dc.contributor.authorSugrue, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T12:20:13Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T12:20:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/621007
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: This study describes an intra-operative scoring system to advise the surgeon of the centricity of the tumour in the excised specimen. Methods: Spatial estimations were prospectively made in 10 consecutive patients undergoing wide local excision (WLE) using Bioptics intra-operative digital specimen imaging. The centricity score was defined as 100 – (ICD/SD × 100), where ICD is the inter-centre distance between the specimen’s centre and the tumour’s centre. Results: 10 patients with invasive breast cancer (T1b to T4a), mean age 56 years (range 44 - 71) were studied. The mean tumour and specimen diameter was 24 mm ± 10 (range 12 - 48) and 101 mm ± 22 (range 64 - 140). The mean centricity score was 86 ± 9 (range 65 - 95). Conclusion: This study successfully describes an intraoperative radiological spatial scoring system for patients undergoing WLE. Tumours were well centered in specimens with an overall score of 86/100. The centricity score could be used to guide excision and potentially set benchmarks for conservative breast surgery.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAdvances in Breast Cancer Researchen
dc.subjectBREAST CANCERen
dc.subjectSURGERYen
dc.titleThe Centricity Score: A Novel Measurement to Aid in Conservative Breast Cancer Surgeryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdvances in Breast Cancer Researchen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceUlsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T18:38:06Z
html.description.abstractIntroduction: This study describes an intra-operative scoring system to advise the surgeon of the centricity of the tumour in the excised specimen. Methods: Spatial estimations were prospectively made in 10 consecutive patients undergoing wide local excision (WLE) using Bioptics intra-operative digital specimen imaging. The centricity score was defined as 100 – (ICD/SD × 100), where ICD is the inter-centre distance between the specimen’s centre and the tumour’s centre. Results: 10 patients with invasive breast cancer (T1b to T4a), mean age 56 years (range 44 - 71) were studied. The mean tumour and specimen diameter was 24 mm ± 10 (range 12 - 48) and 101 mm ± 22 (range 64 - 140). The mean centricity score was 86 ± 9 (range 65 - 95). Conclusion: This study successfully describes an intraoperative radiological spatial scoring system for patients undergoing WLE. Tumours were well centered in specimens with an overall score of 86/100. The centricity score could be used to guide excision and potentially set benchmarks for conservative breast surgery.


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