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Economic impact of routine cavity margins versus standard partial mastectomy in breast cancer patients: results of a randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2017; 265: 39-44.

Published: 1st March 2017

Authors: Chagpar AB, Horowitz NR, Killelea BK, Tsangaris T, Longley P, Grizzle S et al.


Some 235 women were included in the study. Although initial costs were higher in the cavity margin shave group due to longer operations and more pathology, by 90 days the costs were similar, as fewer women in this group required reoperation: 10.9 versus 27.6 per cent, P<0.01.

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