Anaphylactic reactions to isosulfan blue dye during sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer.

@article{Albo2001AnaphylacticRT,
  title={Anaphylactic reactions to isosulfan blue dye during sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer.},
  author={Daniel Albo and Jeffrey D. Wayne and Kelly K. Hunt and Thomas F. Rahlfs and Sonja E. Singletary and Frederick C. Ames and Barry Feig and Merrick I. Ross and Henry Mark Kuerer},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={182 4},
  pages={393-8}
}
BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is an alternative to axillary dissection for many breast cancer patients. Cases of anaphylactic reaction to the isosulfan blue dye used during SLNB have recently been reported. No study on the incidence of serious anaphylactic reactions during SLNB for breast cancer has been reported. METHODS We reviewed 639 consecutive SLNBs for breast cancer performed at our institution. Sentinel lymph node biopsy was performed using both isosulfan blue dye and… CONTINUE READING

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