Mitsuru Miyauchi

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Several pilot studies have indicated that SLN biopsy can be used to identify axillary lymph node metastases in patients with breast cancer. To confirm this finding, a multicenter study in a variety of practice settings was performed. A total of 674 patients with breast cancer at five institutions were enrolled. The techniques of SLN identification included(More)
We examined a 31-year-old woman with a solid mass in her left axilla. Physical examination and ultrasonography confirmed a 2 cm well-defined mass. Fine needle aspiration biopsy suggested fibroadenoma of breast. Excisional biopsy revealed benign phyllodes tumor of the ectopic breast tissue. Phyllodes tumor in ectopic breast tissue is an extremely rare(More)
The diagnosis of axillary disease remains a challenge in the management of breast cancer and is a subject of controversy. In 1998, the Japanese Breast Cancer Society conducted a study assessing axillary lymph node involvement in breast cancer. The study included (a) clinical assessment by pre-operative imaging modalities, (b) histologic assessment for(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy surrounds the correct injection site of radioisotope (RI) and blue dye for sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in breast cancer, and there have been some reports on the advantages of subareolar (SA) injection. We carried out a study to assess whether SA injection is useful for all patients undergoing SNB. METHODS In this prospective study,(More)
OBJECTIVE Goserelin (GOS) therapy in an adjuvant setting for estrogen receptor(ER)-positive premenopausal patients with breast cancer was assessed in a randomised comparative study. METHODS ER positive premenopausal patients with n + or n 0 and T > or = 3 cm received tamoxifen (TAM) 20 mg/day, GOS 3.6 mg/4 weeks or GOS + TAM for 2 years, and the clinical(More)
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