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Radioactive seed localisation to guide removal of impalpable lymph nodes (radioguided occult lesion localisation using iodine-125 seeds, "ROLLIS").

Authors
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  • 1 Breast Clinic, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
1757-790X
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-203267
PMID: 24658526
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Two patients with cancer requiring removal of specific impalpable lymph nodes for full pathological analysis underwent ultrasound-guided lesion localisation and marking with a low-activity I-125 seed. A gamma probe was used in theatre to localise the signal from the seed and guide excision. Successful removal of the lesions was confirmed with the probe and by specimen radiography. Radioguided Occult Lesion Localisation using I-125 Seeds ("ROLLIS") provides a method of precisely marking impalpable lesions for surgical excision.

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