Accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy following neoadjuvant (induction) chemotherapy for carcinoma of the breast.

@article{Schwartz2003AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy following neoadjuvant (induction) chemotherapy for carcinoma of the breast.},
  author={Gordon Francis Schwartz and Andrew Meltzer},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={374-9}
}
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is widely employed to detect axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer patients with clinically negative (N0) axillae. One of the few reported contraindications to SLNB is prior treatment with systemic chemotherapy (neoadjuvant/induction chemotherapy). Previous investigators reported difficulty identifying the sentinel node and an unacceptable false-negative rate in this patient cohort. We present one experienced surgeon's experience with SLNB following… CONTINUE READING
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