Susanne H. Estourgie

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Background: The aim of this study was to determine the visualization rate, identification rate, and clinical implications of biopsy of sentinel nodes in the internal mammary chain (IMC) in patients with breast cancer. Methods: From January 1999 to December 2002, 691 sentinel node procedures were performed. Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy was performed after(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the lymphatic drainage patterns from the 5 "quadrants" of the breast. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Lymphatic mapping has provided techniques to visualize and harvest sentinel nodes in various locations and has generated renewed interest in nodes outside the axilla. METHODS Between January 1997 and June 2002,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Extremity myxoid liposarcomas have a unique extrapulmonary metastatic potential. We studied the metastatic pattern of extremity liposarcomas to determine what types of posttreatment imaging may be of value in the follow-up these patients. METHODS Twenty-two patients from a total of 128 patients with primary extremity liposarcoma(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the false-negative dynamic sentinel node procedures in penile carcinoma at our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1994 and February 2003, 123 patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma underwent dynamic sentinel node biopsy. RESULTS The sentinel node revealed metastasis in 28 (23%) of 123 patients. Regional(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to validate the sentinel node biopsy procedure in women who had previous breast excision biopsy by means of determining the reproducibility of lymphoscintigraphy after surgery. METHODS Twenty-five women scheduled for excision biopsy of a breast lesion were investigated. The day before surgery, (99m)Tc-labelled nanocolloid was(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of in-transit metastases in patients with a tumour-positive sentinel node varies greatly between centres and it has been suggested that the incidence is high in this patient group. METHODS The incidence of in-transit metastases in 61 patients who had lymph node dissection because of a tumour-positive sentinel node was compared(More)
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of sentinel node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma at our institute. Methods: A total of 250 patients with cutaneous melanoma were studied prospectively. Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy was performed after injection of 99mTc-nanocolloid intradermally around the primary tumor or biopsy site (.32 mL,(More)
Background: This study evaluates the management and treatment of liver trauma with emphasis on the efficacy of gauze packing. Material and Methods: 92 patients, diagnosed with liver trauma between 01/1992 and 01/2000, were evaluated retrospectively. For clinical management reasons, a distinction was made between hemodynamically stable and unstable(More)
S: PLENARY and PARALLEL SESSIONS 78 Colorectal Cancer Patient Follow-up Following Surgery with Curative Intent EE. Johnson, 1. K.S. Virgo, 1 W.E. Longo, 2 E.M. Grossmann, 1 R. Fossati. 3 1. Surgery, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; 2. Yale University, New Haven, CT, 3. Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy. Introduction: Surgery is the mainstay of(More)
A 1.5-cm nonpalpable mass was detected in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast by screening mammography in a 55-year-old woman. The patient was scheduled for a sentinel node procedure, and lymphoscintigraphy was performed the day before surgery. Unintentionally, she received an intraparenchymal tracer injection 3 cm away from the malignant lesion(More)