Day-care for breast cancer: ambulatory surgery and intra-operative radiation. Techniques and preliminary results of the Centre Val-d'Aurelle--Montpellier

J Visc Surg. 2014 Apr;151 Suppl 1:S3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2014.01.001. Epub 2014 Mar 12.


One-day breast carcinoma treatment is defined as association of ambulatory surgery and intra-operative irradiation. Selection and rigorous process of patients is the key to success. The surgical technique is not changed by the radiotherapy. Patient's satisfaction index is very high. Financial loss should not be a hurdle to its implementation.

Keywords: Ambulatory surgery; Intra-operative radiotherapy; One-day breast carcinoma treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / economics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Breast Neoplasms / economics
  • Breast Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • France
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy, Segmental / economics
  • Mastectomy, Segmental / methods*
  • Perioperative Care / economics
  • Perioperative Care / methods
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / economics
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / instrumentation
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / methods
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / economics
  • Treatment Outcome