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Wire Localization Procedure

Wire Localization Procedure

When breast cancers cannot be felt, surgeons depend on wire localization to remove it. In this video, Dr. Kristine Calhoun walks through the process of wire localization. On the day of surgery, a radiologist, with the help of either an ultrasound or mammogram will locate the tumor and insert a guide wire and tape it in place. The wire allows the surgeon to triangulate the location of the tumor, determine where to make the incision, and where to remove tissue.

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