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Preoperative Seed Placement for Breast Cancer Surgery: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 1, 2019
Project Number: RB1319-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative seed placement for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of preoperative seed placement for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding methods of preoperative tumor localization for patient undergoing surgery for breast cancer?

Key Message

Three systematic review and meta-analyses, two randomizd controlled trials, eleven non-randomized studies, and one economic evaluation were identified regarding preoperative seed placement for breast cancer surgery. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.