Axillary Lymph Node Status in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients with Sentinel Node Micrometastases (0.2-2 mm).

@article{Bargehr2013AxillaryLN,
  title={Axillary Lymph Node Status in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients with Sentinel Node Micrometastases (0.2-2 mm).},
  author={Johannes Bargehr and Michael Edlinger and M Hubalek and Christian Marth and Roland Reitsamer},
  journal={Breast care},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={187-91}
}
BACKGROUND Omission of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is increasingly becoming the new standard of care for patients with sentinel lymph node micrometastases (SNMMs). However, a formidable proportion of patients is afflicted with non-sentinel node (NSN) macrometastatic tumor burden. METHODS Over 1 decade 5,000 patients underwent sentinel node biopsies (SNB) at 2 certified breast cancer centers in Austria. All available cases of SNMM during this time period were reviewed. Clinical… CONTINUE READING