Clinicopathologic Factors Predicting Involvement of Nonsentinel Axillary Nodes in Women With Breast Cancer

@article{Hwang2003ClinicopathologicFP,
  title={Clinicopathologic Factors Predicting Involvement of Nonsentinel Axillary Nodes in Women With Breast Cancer},
  author={Rosa Frances Hwang and Savitri Krishnamurthy and Kelly K. Hunt and Nadeem Q. Mirza and Frederick C. Ames and Barry Feig and PhD FACS Henry M. Kuerer and Sonja E. Singletary and Gildy V. Babiera and Funda Meric and PAC Jeri S. Akins MPAS and Jessica Neely PAC and Merrick I. Ross},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={248-254}
}
Background: It is unclear which breast cancer patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) require a completion axillary lymph node dissection. Our aim was to determine factors that predict involvement of nonsentinel axillary nodes (NSLNs) in patients with positive SLNs. Methods: We reviewed the records of all patients with invasive breast cancer who underwent SLN biopsy at our institution between 1993 and August 2001. Multivariate analysis was used to identify clinicopathologic features… CONTINUE READING

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