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What is wire localization of the breast?

Wire localization of the breast is a technique used to guide a surgeon to a nonpalpable suspicious abnormality seen on a mammogram or sonogram (image obtained by ultrasonography). This technique helps to ensure removal of the entire abnormality while minimizing the amount of normal breast tissue excised.

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