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Intraoperative ultrasound guidance in breast-conserving surgery shows superiority in oncological outcome, long-term cosmetic and patient-reported outcomes. EJSO 2017; 43: 649-657.

Published: 30th September 2017

Authors: Volders JH, Haloua MH, Krekel NMA, Negenborn VL, Kolk RHE, Lopes Cardozo AMF et al.


In this study that included 134 patients, use of the ultrasound reduced the rate of composite poor outcomes from 21 to 11 per cent, mainly by reducing the need for mastectomy for an involved resection margin.

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