Diagnostic electrophysiologique du cancer du sein

Translated title of the contribution: Electrophysiological diagnosis of breast cancer

D. Vanel, J. Viala, P. Meingan, J. L. Lamarque, J. Valmorin, J. Pojol, L. Raynaud, J. C. Laurent

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Electrophysiological diagnosis of breast cancer uses a simple principle: electrodes are placed on the skin, in front of the suspicious lesion and on reference locations. Differences in potential between the electrodes are registered. Cancer modifies the electrical charge on several centimeters. The skin detection of the differences in potential allows to detect the cancer. The size is not a limiting factor. The technique is painless, non toxical, and gives a result linked to the cellular proliferation. It is especially easy to read, as a binary answer can be given. A prospective European multicentric double-blinded study on 663 patients in 8 centers and 5 countries revealed a sensitivity of 90% and a specificity of 40%.

Translated title of the contributionElectrophysiological diagnosis of breast cancer
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • breast cancer
  • diagnosis
  • electrophysiological diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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