Paolo Casalegno

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The status of axillary nodes is the most important prognostic factor in breast cancer to select patient subgroups for adjuvant chemotherapy; the current standard of care for surgical management of invasive breast cancer is complete removal of the tumor by either mastectomy or lumpectomy followed by axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). The recent(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Validation of the sentinel node (SN) technique in breast cancer by means of lymphoscintigraphy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From December 1996 to January 1999 102 T1-T2 breast carcinoma cases were recruited in Turin. 99mTc-human serum albumin colloids were injected subdermally the day before surgery (mean activity, 5.2 +/- 2.5 MBq).(More)
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