Axillary recurrence in women with a negative sentinel lymph node and no axillary dissection in breast cancer.

@article{Palesty2006AxillaryRI,
  title={Axillary recurrence in women with a negative sentinel lymph node and no axillary dissection in breast cancer.},
  author={J. Alexander Palesty and Jason M. Foster and Thelma C. Hurd and Nancy L Watroba and Hamed Rezaishiraz and Stephen B. Edge},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={129-32}
}
OBJECTIVES Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is widely used for staging breast cancer. SLNB accurately determines axillary lymph node status with a low false negative rate. There remains concern that omitting axillary dissection may lead to recurrence in the axilla, and impact long term survival. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of axillary lymph node recurrence in patients who had a negative sentinel lymph node and did not undergo axillary node dissection. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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