Axillary node staging by ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration cytology in patients with breast cancer.

@article{Baruah2010AxillaryNS,
  title={Axillary node staging by ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration cytology in patients with breast cancer.},
  author={Bedanta Prakash Baruah and Amit Goyal and Peter C M Young and Anthony G Douglas-Jones and Robert E. Mansel},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={680-3}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the role of axillary ultrasonography (AUS) and fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in preoperative staging of the axilla in patients with invasive breast cancer. METHODS Between October 2006 and March 2009, 502 patients scheduled to undergo surgery for invasive breast cancer had preoperative AUS. All patients with suspicious nodes on ultrasonography underwent FNAC, and those with positive cytology proceeded directly to axillary node clearance. Patients with… CONTINUE READING