Combination blue dye sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary node sampling: the Edinburgh experience.

@article{Chetty2008CombinationBD,
  title={Combination blue dye sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary node sampling: the Edinburgh experience.},
  author={Udi Chetty and Patrick Y. K. Chin and Patsy S Soon and Wilma J. L. Jack and J S Thomas},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          13-6
        }
}
AIMS The sentinel node biopsy technique which is being increasingly used to stage breast cancers has limitations regarding not being able to find the blue hot node in about 5% of cases and false negative results in 7% of cases. It has been suggested this is probably due to tumour blocking the lymphatic channels. The four node sampling technique is dependent on the surgeon's ability to find abnormal palpable nodes in the axilla without visual or radioactive signal directions. We have combined… CONTINUE READING
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