Use of adjunct wide-field optical coherence tomography to visualize margins during breast conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ: a case series
Amelia Tower, DO, FACOS; Mar. 21, 2023
Three women with biopsy confirmed DCIS and/or IDC undergoing breast-conserving surgery had their lumpectomy tissue imaged using intraoperative specimen radiography followed by WF-OCT imaging. With OCT, the surgeon was able to identify regions of interest that were not detected with specimen radiography and made the decision to excise additional tissue during the primary surgery. Pathology confirmed that all final margins were negative for residual disease, saving these 3 patients from the need for a second surgery.