Clinical efficacy and problems with CT lymphography in identifying the sentinel node in breast cancer

@article{Takahashi2008ClinicalEA,
  title={Clinical efficacy and problems with CT lymphography in identifying the sentinel node in breast cancer},
  author={Masako Takahashi and Mitsunori Sasa and Chieko Hirose and Sonoka Hisaoka and Masako Minato Taki and Toshiyuki Hirose and Yoshimi Bando},
  journal={World Journal of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={57 - 57}
}
BACKGROUND Combining a radioisotope with a dye-guided method is the best method for identification of the sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) in breast cancer. However, some institutions are limited to use of a dye-guided method alone. Recently, computed tomographic lymphography (CTLG) employing a nonionic contrast medium has achieved SN identification. PATIENTS AND METHODS 218 patients with primary breast cancer and no clinical evidence of lymph node metastasis were studied. SN identification was… CONTINUE READING

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