Nick van der Westhuizen

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BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine if surgeons' performance of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for breast cancer varied with time and to devise a method to continuously evaluate that performance. METHODS We retrospectively examined the SLNB experience of 13 community surgeons performing 765 SLNBs and 579 concomitant axillary dissections.(More)
BACKGROUND Current literature has suggested that sentinel node biopsy may eventually replace axillary dissection as the nodal staging procedure of choice in early breast cancer. The goals of our study were to determine the accuracy of the sentinel node in predicting axillary nodal status and to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating sentinel node biopsy(More)
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