The primary goal of the study was to describe an innovative and helpful tool in defining the minimal surgical margins necessary during breast-conserving surgery (BCS) after neoadjuvant treatment: the Neoadjuvant Net (NN). The secondary endpoint was to assess its usefulness in achieving postoperative disease-free margins and reducing Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrences (IBRTs). The breast-conserving surgical technique together with the use of the Neoadjuvant Net is herein reported. Age, stage at diagnosis, clinical and pathological response, lymph node status, type of surgery, margin status, and incidence of local and distant recurrence were retrospectively analyzed. Seventy-five patients underwent BCS following medical treatment from 2000 to 2011. The majority of the patients had significant size reduction (63/75, 84%). Twenty-two had a complete clinical response but only 11 (11/75, 14.7%) showed a complete pathological response. Two patients (2/75, 2.67%) had infiltrated surgical margins. After a mean follow-up of seventy months, 3 patients (3/75, 4%) had IBRTs and 4 women had distant metastases (4/75, 5.34%). The NN is an easy-to-use, non-invasive instrument designed with the purpose of facilitating the surgeon's task of reducing infiltrated margins and IBTRs.

The Neoadjuvant Net: a patient- and surgeon-friendly device to facilitate safe breast-conserving surgery in patients who underwent neoadjuvant treatment / Taffurelli M; Montroni I; Santini D; Zamagni C; Fiacchi M; Zanotti S; Pellegrini A; Ugolini G. - In: THE BREAST. - ISSN 0960-9776. - STAMPA. - 4:(2012), pp. 499-502. [10.1016/j.breast.2011.12.016]

The Neoadjuvant Net: a patient- and surgeon-friendly device to facilitate safe breast-conserving surgery in patients who underwent neoadjuvant treatment

TAFFURELLI, MARIO;MONTRONI, ISACCO;SANTINI, DONATELLA;ZAMAGNI, CLAUDIO;UGOLINI, GIAMPAOLO
2012

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The primary goal of the study was to describe an innovative and helpful tool in defining the minimal surgical margins necessary during breast-conserving surgery (BCS) after neoadjuvant treatment: the Neoadjuvant Net (NN). The secondary endpoint was to assess its usefulness in achieving postoperative disease-free margins and reducing Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrences (IBRTs). The breast-conserving surgical technique together with the use of the Neoadjuvant Net is herein reported. Age, stage at diagnosis, clinical and pathological response, lymph node status, type of surgery, margin status, and incidence of local and distant recurrence were retrospectively analyzed. Seventy-five patients underwent BCS following medical treatment from 2000 to 2011. The majority of the patients had significant size reduction (63/75, 84%). Twenty-two had a complete clinical response but only 11 (11/75, 14.7%) showed a complete pathological response. Two patients (2/75, 2.67%) had infiltrated surgical margins. After a mean follow-up of seventy months, 3 patients (3/75, 4%) had IBRTs and 4 women had distant metastases (4/75, 5.34%). The NN is an easy-to-use, non-invasive instrument designed with the purpose of facilitating the surgeon's task of reducing infiltrated margins and IBTRs.
2012
The Neoadjuvant Net: a patient- and surgeon-friendly device to facilitate safe breast-conserving surgery in patients who underwent neoadjuvant treatment / Taffurelli M; Montroni I; Santini D; Zamagni C; Fiacchi M; Zanotti S; Pellegrini A; Ugolini G. - In: THE BREAST. - ISSN 0960-9776. - STAMPA. - 4:(2012), pp. 499-502. [10.1016/j.breast.2011.12.016]
Taffurelli M; Montroni I; Santini D; Zamagni C; Fiacchi M; Zanotti S; Pellegrini A; Ugolini G
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