Axillary Recurrence After Sentinel Node Biopsy

  title={Axillary Recurrence After Sentinel Node Biopsy},
  author={PhD Jacqueline Sara Jeruss and David J. Winchester and Stephen Francis Sener and Erika M. Brinkmann and Malcolm M. Bilimoria and Ermilo Barrera and Eihab A Alwawi and Angel G Nickolov and G. M. Schermerhorn},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has evolved as the standard of care in the surgical staging of breast cancer. This technique is accurate for surgical staging of axillary nodal disease. We hypothesized that axillary recurrence after SNB is rare and that SNB may provide regional control in patients with microscopic nodal involvement. With institutional review board approval, SNB was performed with peritumoral injection of 99mTc-labeled sulfur colloid. From 1996 to 2003, 1167 patients were entered into… CONTINUE READING