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Coil marker and wire

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith


Investigation of breast mass

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Upper outer quadrant opacity with coil marker in situ. Localization wire inserted for guiding wide local excision. Lesion and marker are around the first and second depth beads.

Annotated image

Zoomed image with coil marker and wire, with approximate length from tip to last depth bead (allowing for change in orientation, approximately 1 cm/bead).

Case Discussion

Representative example of coil breast tissue marker and localization wire.

(Bard UltraClip Breast Tissue Marker, Bard Ghiatas beaded localization wire).


Disclosure: I, Derek Smith, have no actual or potential ethical or financial conflict of interest in relation to this product. This case is not intended to be a personal endorsement or recommendation of this product.

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Case information

rID: 58126
Published: 2nd Feb 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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