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


( Last Updated : April 1, 2019)
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RB1319-000

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  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.