Use of the Vector Surgial Tissue Orientation System, comprised of MarginMarker sterile tissue margin marking dyes and CorrectClips sterile radiographic clips, can potentially contribute to improved outcomes for you or a loved one. Improved outcomes include fewer unnecessary second operations1,2,3, more accurate re-operations1,4, lower cancer recurrence 5,6 and improved cosmesis3,4.
MarginMarker is indicated for use in cancer surgery where designation of tissue margins is important such as breast, soft tissue, prostate, ENT, pancreas, colon, liver, lip, anus, ovary, uterus and labia. CorrrectClips are indicated for use in cancer surgery in which intraoperative radiograph images are utilized.
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2. Dooley, W.C. and Parker, J. “Understanding the Mechanisms Creating False Positive Lumpectomy Margins.” American Journal of Surgery 190 (2005): 606-608.
3. Landercasper, J., Attai, D., Atisha, D., Beitsch, P., Bosserman, L., Boughey, J., Carter, J., Edge, S., Feldman, S., Froman, J. and Greenberg, C. "Toolbox to reduce lumpectomy reoperations and improve cosmetic outcome in breast cancer patients: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Consensus Conference." Annals of Surgical Oncology 22.10 (2015): 3174-3183.
4. Gibson, G. R.; Lesnikoski, B.A.; Yoo, J.; Mott, L.A.; Cady, B.; Barth, R.J. Jr. “A Comparison of Ink-Directed and Traditional Whole-Cavity Re-Excision for Breast Lumpectomy Specimens with Positive Margins.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 8.9 (2001): 693-704.
5. Gage, I.; Schnitt, S.J.; Nixon, A.J.; Silver, B.; Recht, A.; Troyan, S.L.; Eberlein, T.; Love, S.M.; Gelman, R.; Harris, J.R.; and Connolly, J.L. “Pathologic Margin Involvement and the Risk of Recurrence in Patients Treated with Breast-Conserving Therapy.” Cancer 78.9 (1996): 1921-1928.
6. Menes, T.S.; Tartter, P.I.; Bleiweiss, I.; Godbold, J.H.; Estabrook, A.; and Smith, S.R. “The Consequence of Multiple Re-excisions to Obtain Clear Lumpectomy Margins in Breast Cancer Patients.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 12.11 (2005): 881-885.