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Post Operative Healing / Breast Marker
Evolution of Post Operative Healing / Breast Marker
The cavity left over from the removed tissue often fills with fluid that eventually scars down over several years. This healing process may worsen the appearance of the breast and may also make post-operative radiation more difficult since the remaining tissue is distorted.
Recently, technologies have developed to place a 3- dimensional marker into the cavity. This marker may prevent some fluid accumulation and may prevent extensive tissue remodeling or scarring.
The Biozorb (Hologic) is a three-dimensional marker that is placed in the cavity immediately following lumpectomy. It marks the surgical excision site and provides a three-dimensional target for follow-on radiation. It is reabsorbed over the course of several years. The Biozorb may improve cosmetic results and reduce scarring following lumpectomy. It may also improve the accuracy of radiation to the area.