Title

A complication involving a braided hook-wire localization device

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

5-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Breast Diseases; Calcinosis; Female; Foreign Bodies; Humans; *Mammography; Metals; Middle Aged

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

At the authors' institution, needle localization of breast lesions with a braided hook wire involves the wire being cut 1-2 cm from the point of entry before dissection, to avoid contamination of the sterile field with the nonsterile portion of wire. During dissection, the wire is brought through the skin into the area of dissection. In one patient, fragments of wire filaments were left within the breast. Braided hook wires must be cut cleanly, the cut surface should be wiped before dissection, and the surgical area should be cleansed before closure.

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Citation: Radiology. 1993 May;187(2):580-1.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Radiology

PubMed ID

8475311