For many years, wire-guided localization represented the gold standard method for the detection of non-palpable breast lesions, despite the acknowledged limitations. LOCalizer™ is the most recent and promising radiofrequency identification system, characterized by the capability of measuring the distance from the tagged lesion in millimeters and the association of each marker with a unique code. A 45-year-old woman with two lesions suspected of cancer in the same breast was referred to our department. She underwent double localization with LOCalizer™ (Hologic, Santa Carla, CA, USA) of the lumps into opposite quadrants. We performed a mini-invasive and oncologically safe surgical excision through a tunneling approach after a peri-areolar incision. The surgical technique realized with Localizer™ could be an effective method for locating multiple non-palpable breast lesions and is able to offer excellent oncological and cosmetic results, as also confirmed by several reports in the literature.

Radiofrequency Identification—RFID using LOCalizer-Tag in Non-palpable Breast Lump

Parisi S.;Gambardella C.;Ruggiero R.;Tolone S.;Lucido F. S.;Docimo L.
2022

Abstract

For many years, wire-guided localization represented the gold standard method for the detection of non-palpable breast lesions, despite the acknowledged limitations. LOCalizer™ is the most recent and promising radiofrequency identification system, characterized by the capability of measuring the distance from the tagged lesion in millimeters and the association of each marker with a unique code. A 45-year-old woman with two lesions suspected of cancer in the same breast was referred to our department. She underwent double localization with LOCalizer™ (Hologic, Santa Carla, CA, USA) of the lumps into opposite quadrants. We performed a mini-invasive and oncologically safe surgical excision through a tunneling approach after a peri-areolar incision. The surgical technique realized with Localizer™ could be an effective method for locating multiple non-palpable breast lesions and is able to offer excellent oncological and cosmetic results, as also confirmed by several reports in the literature.
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