A 26-year-old female asked:
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i had surgery a few days ago, a re excision to remove the margin of a phyllodes tumor. do surgeons generally reopen last excision or make it bigger?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They make it bigger: Re-excision means wider margins.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Typically, surgeons go back through the same incision and then make the surgical cavity larger.
Sep 20, 2013

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