Andre Perina

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is an appropriate method for the evaluation of axillary status in cases of early breast cancer. We report our experience in treating cases evaluated using SLNB. We analyzed a total of 1192 cases assessed by means of SLNB from July 1999 to December 2007. SLNB processing was successfully completed in 1154 cases with the use(More)
Malignant dysphagia usually represents an ominous clinical symptom of upper digestive tract cancer. Esophageal carcinoma is the most common tumor causing malignant dysphagia [1–3]. Radical surgery has a central role in the curative treatment usually in conjunction with chemo or radiation therapy [4–6]. Despite advances in the field of multimodality(More)
Popliteal lymph node dissection is performed when grossly metastatic nodal disease is encountered in the popliteal fossa or after microscopic metastasis is found in interval sentinel nodes during clinical staging of cutaneous malignant melanoma. Initially, an S-shaped incision is made to gain access to the popliteal fossa. A careful en bloc removal of fat(More)
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