Laurinda Giesteira

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INTRODUCTION To determine the impact of axillary lymphadenectomy on regional recurrence, the overall and disease free survival, and upper limb morbidity in patients with breast cancer and negative sentinel node (SN). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 176 patients with breast cancer and negative SN (pN0(sn)) were either randomised to lymphadenectomy (Group(More)
BACKGROUND The sentinel node (SN) concept has brought numerous advantages to women with breast cancer. Sparing axillary node anatomy and physiology may enhance the cosmetic results of breast cancer conservative surgery, either owing to less breast edema or to a better tolerance to the effects of surgery and radiotherapy. Our aim was to compare the cosmetic(More)
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