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1.  Excision of Nonpalpable Breast Cancer with Indocyanine Green Fluorescence-Guided Occult Lesion Localization (IFOLL) 
Breast Care  2012;7(1):48-51.
Currently employed techniques for the localization of nonpalpable breast lesions suffer from various limitations. In this paper, we report on 2 patients in order to introduce an alternative technique, indocyanine green fluorescence-guided occult lesion localization (IFOLL), and determine its applicability for the surgical removal of this type of breast lesions.
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Preoperatively, one of the patients had a needle biopsy-proven diagnosis of breast cancer, and the other one had suspicious findings for malignancy. Lesion localization was performed within 1 h before surgery under ultrasonography control by injecting 2 ml and 0.2 ml of indocyanine green into the lesion and its subcutaneous tissue projection, respectively. During surgery, the site of skin incision and the resection margins were identified by observing the area of indocyanine-derived fluorescence under the guidance of a near-infrared-sensitive camera. In both cases, the breast lesion was correctly localized, and the area of fluorescence corresponded well to the site of the lesions. Subsequent surgical excision was successful with no complications. On histopathologic examination, the surgical margins were found to be clear.
IFOLL seems to be a technically applicable and clinically acceptable procedure for the removal of nonpalpable breast cancer.
PMCID: PMC3335456  PMID: 22553473
Nonpalpable cancer; Breast; Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging; Lesion localization; Excision
2.  Nodular Fasciitis of the Breast Previously Misdiagnosed as Breast Carcinoma 
Breast Care  2009;4(6):401-402.
Nodular fasciitis of the breast is a rare benign pathology that can mimic breast cancer clinically, radiologically, and histopathologically.
Case Report
An 18-year-old female patient had first visited a physician in a different center with the complaint of a lump in her left breast. Breast examination had revealed a palpable mass located in the left upper outer quadrant. Ultrasonography had demonstrated a hypoechoic lesion. Excisional biopsy of the lump had been performed and histopathologic examination misdiagnosed this lump as a mesenchymal tumor. The patient was then referred to our clinic for further investigations. Pathologic revision was performed and the diagnosis of nodular fasciitis of the breast was established.
Awareness of this rare clinical entity, nodular fasciitis, in the breast eliminates the misdiagnosis of breast cancer.
PMCID: PMC2942004  PMID: 20877676
Nodular fasciitis; Breast; Pathology
3.  Axillary Web Syndrome after Sentinel Node Biopsy 
Breast Care  2009;3(4):277-278.
Axillary web syndrome (AWS) is a self-limiting cause of morbidity in the early postoperative period after axillary surgery, but it is encountered also after sentinel lymph node biopsy. The syndrome is characterized by cords of subcutaneous tissue extending from the axilla into the medial arm.
Case Report
Here, we report a patient presenting with AWS several weeks after sentinel lymph node biopsy.
AWS has been reported to be resolved spontaneously in all patients 8–16 weeks after axillary surgery, and shoulder movements improve in this period. There is no definitive treatment modality for AWS. Patients should be reassured and informed that this condition will improve even without treatment.
PMCID: PMC2974985  PMID: 21076609
Axillary web syndrome; Axillary surgery; Sentinel node biopsy

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