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JJ wrote the first draft, RUA conceived the idea, JAD performed the scanning, and AR and RUA carried out the surgeries and helped collect clinical materials. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Most soft-tissue tumors are clinically palpable; however, some can be impalpable to clinical examination making it difficult to plan surgical management.
We present a simple method of perioperative tumor localization using a portable ultrasonography machine.
We used the technique for seven cases, on each occasion identifying the tumor and facilitating the optimal surgical approach.
The technique is reproducible and readily available, and we recommend its use.
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- Intraoperative portable ultrasonography localization of clinically impalpable soft-tissue tumors
Jonathan A Davies
Robert U Ashford
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