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The role of intraoperative assessment in the surgical management of ductal carcinoma in situ

The role of intraoperative assessment in the surgical management of ductal carcinoma in situ

This study by Dr. Marquita Decker et al. examined the relationship between intraoperative pathologic assessment and subsequent operations in patients with a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Using SEER-Medicare data, investigators found that the use of intraoperative frozen section or touch preparation during partial mastectomy did not result in a reduction in subsequent breast operations in women with DCIS.

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