Axillary lymph node metastases in patients with occult noninvasive breast carcinoma.

  title={Axillary lymph node metastases in patients with occult noninvasive breast carcinoma.},
  author={Paul Peter Rosen},
  volume={46 5},
This report describes 8 cases of women who, when first examined, manifested metastatic mammary carcinoma in axillary lymph nodes. At mastectomy, the only demonstrable carcinoma was noninvasive (lobular, 4 patients; duct, 3 patients; duct and lobular, 1 patient) in so far as could be determined by means of light microscopic examination. In 2 cases treated more than five years ago, the patients were free of disease when last seen seven and 11 years postoperatively. It is possible that in these… CONTINUE READING


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