[Interest of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy on sentinel lymph node identification in patients with breast cancer].

@article{Tulpin2008InterestOP,
  title={[Interest of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy on sentinel lymph node identification in patients with breast cancer].},
  author={Luce Tulpin and Olivier Morel and Gregory G. Akerman and C{\'e}cile Malartic and Patrice Desfeux and Emmanuel Barranger},
  journal={Gynecologie, obstetrique & fertilite},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 7-8},
  pages={808-14}
}
Sentinel lymph node biopsy is nowadays an accepted method of staging breast cancer patients. In case of an injection of radioactive colloid, preoperative lymphoscintigraphy is recommended to establish a lymphatic mapping and to predict the number of sentinel lymph nodes identified during surgery. Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy does not decrease the false-negative rate. However, positive preoperative lymphoscintigraphy significantly improves the identification rate of intraoperative sentinel… CONTINUE READING

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