Impact of a Novel Bioabsorbable Implant on Radiation Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

Impact of a Novel Bioabsorbable Implant on Radiation Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer World J Surg (2017) 41:2412 DOI 10.1007/s00268-017-3876-z LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Impact of a Novel Bioabsorbable Implant on Radiation Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer 1 2 2 • • Roma Pradhan Aromal Chekavar Suresh Amit Agarwal Published online: 30 January 2017 Socie ´te ´ Internationale de Chirurgie 2017 We read with interest the article ‘‘Impact of a Novel months? The implant was somewhat useful or not useful in Bioabsorbable Implant on Radiation Treatment Planning for 4.3% of patient despite their visibility. We would like to Breast Cancer’’ by Cross et al. [1]. We would like to con- know the reason as to why it was not useful to the planning gratulate the authors who made an effort to solve the prob- radiation oncologist. lem related to tumor site marking in breast-conserving surgery. However, we have few queries about the study. We would like to know the time period of the study in which Reference these 108 patients were included. Did all patients who underwent BCS during this time period marked with this 3D 1. Cross MJ, Lebovic GS, Ross J, Jones S, Smith A, Harms S (2016) bioabsorbable implant? We would also like to know the Impact of a novel bioabsorbable implant on radiation treatment follow-up of the patients, especially the 6-month and annual planning for breast cancer. World J Surg. doi:10.1007/s00268-016- mammogram findings. The implant takes around 1 year for 3711-y absorption, did it affect the mammographic picture done at 6 & Roma Pradhan Endocrine and Breast Surgery, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, India Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India World Journal of Surgery Springer Journals

Impact of a Novel Bioabsorbable Implant on Radiation Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

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