Axillary sampling and the risk of erroneous staging of breast cancer. An analysis of 960 consecutive patients.

@article{Mathiesen1990AxillarySA,
  title={Axillary sampling and the risk of erroneous staging of breast cancer. An analysis of 960 consecutive patients.},
  author={Ole Mathiesen and Jesper Carl and Ole K Bonderup and J G Panduro},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={721-5}
}
Axillary nodal status was analysed in 960 consecutive cases of primary invasive breast cancer operated in two Danish hospitals. After stratification according to the number of nodes removed, the rate of node positivity in each subgroup was calculated. We found that the probability of finding at least one metastatic node increased continuously up to about 10 removed nodes. In lymph node negative patients, who did not receive any adjuvant treatment, there was a significant association between the… CONTINUE READING

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