Breast Lumpectomy - General Principles
Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, et al Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stages I and II invasive breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 ;2:704-16
Step by step
Prior to executing a lumpectomy, mark the following landmarks. First the sternal notch and the sternum. Mark the breast boundaries medially, cranially, in the inframammary fold and laterally, which can be identified by moving the breast. Finally mark the nipple.
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