Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens

Michael Z. Gilcrease, Basak E. Dogan, Dalliah M. Black, Alejandro Contreras, Mark J. Dryden, Sandra M. Jimenez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Radioactive seed localization is a new procedure for localizing breast lesions that has several advantages over the standard wire-localization procedure. It is reported to be safe for both patients and medical personnel. Although it is theoretically possible to transect the titanium-encapsulated seed while processing the breast specimen in the pathology laboratory, the likelihood of such an event is thought to be exceedingly low. In fact, there are no previous reports of such an event in the literature to date. We recently encountered 2 cases in which a radioactive seed was inadvertently transected while slicing a breast specimen at the grossing bench. In this report, we describe each case and offer recommendations for minimizing radioactive exposure to personnel and for preventing radioactive contamination of laboratory equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1375-1379
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

Seeds
Breast
Equipment Contamination
Titanium
Pathology

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Radioactive seed localization
  • Transection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Cite this

Gilcrease, M. Z., Dogan, B. E., Black, D. M., Contreras, A., Dryden, M. J., & Jimenez, S. M. (2016). Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 40(10), 1375-1379. https://doi.org/10.1097/PAS.0000000000000682

Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens. / Gilcrease, Michael Z.; Dogan, Basak E.; Black, Dalliah M.; Contreras, Alejandro; Dryden, Mark J.; Jimenez, Sandra M.

In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Vol. 40, No. 10, 01.01.2016, p. 1375-1379.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gilcrease, MZ, Dogan, BE, Black, DM, Contreras, A, Dryden, MJ & Jimenez, SM 2016, 'Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens', American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 1375-1379. https://doi.org/10.1097/PAS.0000000000000682
Gilcrease, Michael Z. ; Dogan, Basak E. ; Black, Dalliah M. ; Contreras, Alejandro ; Dryden, Mark J. ; Jimenez, Sandra M. / Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens. In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 1375-1379.
@article{0613295c1c5f498eabca54d5967bbef0,
title = "Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens",
abstract = "Radioactive seed localization is a new procedure for localizing breast lesions that has several advantages over the standard wire-localization procedure. It is reported to be safe for both patients and medical personnel. Although it is theoretically possible to transect the titanium-encapsulated seed while processing the breast specimen in the pathology laboratory, the likelihood of such an event is thought to be exceedingly low. In fact, there are no previous reports of such an event in the literature to date. We recently encountered 2 cases in which a radioactive seed was inadvertently transected while slicing a breast specimen at the grossing bench. In this report, we describe each case and offer recommendations for minimizing radioactive exposure to personnel and for preventing radioactive contamination of laboratory equipment.",
keywords = "Breast, Radioactive seed localization, Transection",
author = "Gilcrease, {Michael Z.} and Dogan, {Basak E.} and Black, {Dalliah M.} and Alejandro Contreras and Dryden, {Mark J.} and Jimenez, {Sandra M.}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1097/PAS.0000000000000682",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "40",
pages = "1375--1379",
journal = "American Journal of Surgical Pathology",
issn = "0147-5185",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transection of radioactive seeds in breast specimens

AU - Gilcrease, Michael Z.

AU - Dogan, Basak E.

AU - Black, Dalliah M.

AU - Contreras, Alejandro

AU - Dryden, Mark J.

AU - Jimenez, Sandra M.

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Radioactive seed localization is a new procedure for localizing breast lesions that has several advantages over the standard wire-localization procedure. It is reported to be safe for both patients and medical personnel. Although it is theoretically possible to transect the titanium-encapsulated seed while processing the breast specimen in the pathology laboratory, the likelihood of such an event is thought to be exceedingly low. In fact, there are no previous reports of such an event in the literature to date. We recently encountered 2 cases in which a radioactive seed was inadvertently transected while slicing a breast specimen at the grossing bench. In this report, we describe each case and offer recommendations for minimizing radioactive exposure to personnel and for preventing radioactive contamination of laboratory equipment.

AB - Radioactive seed localization is a new procedure for localizing breast lesions that has several advantages over the standard wire-localization procedure. It is reported to be safe for both patients and medical personnel. Although it is theoretically possible to transect the titanium-encapsulated seed while processing the breast specimen in the pathology laboratory, the likelihood of such an event is thought to be exceedingly low. In fact, there are no previous reports of such an event in the literature to date. We recently encountered 2 cases in which a radioactive seed was inadvertently transected while slicing a breast specimen at the grossing bench. In this report, we describe each case and offer recommendations for minimizing radioactive exposure to personnel and for preventing radioactive contamination of laboratory equipment.

KW - Breast

KW - Radioactive seed localization

KW - Transection

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84988476609&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84988476609&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000682

DO - 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000682

M3 - Article

C2 - 27627744

AN - SCOPUS:84988476609

VL - 40

SP - 1375

EP - 1379

JO - American Journal of Surgical Pathology

JF - American Journal of Surgical Pathology

SN - 0147-5185

IS - 10

ER -