Application of ultrasound-guided wire placement in head and neck cancer biopsy: where are we now?

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Abstract

Ultrasound-guided wire localization is a well-recognized technique in breast surgical practice and has recently been described in the management of impalpable head and neck pathology with both benign and malignant lesions having been successfully excised utilizing this technique. This article reviews the technique of ultrasound-guided wire localization in the neck, its benefits and indications, and its current and future applications.

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