Comparative analysis of sentinel lymph node operation in male and female breast cancer patients.

@article{Boughey2006ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of sentinel lymph node operation in male and female breast cancer patients.},
  author={Judy C. Boughey and Isabelle Bedrosian and Funda Meric-Bernstam and Merrick I. Ross and Henry Mark Kuerer and Jeri S Akins and Sharon Hermes Giordano and Gildy V. Babiera and Frederick C. Ames and Kelly K. Hunt},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={203 4},
  pages={475-80}
}
BACKGROUND Male breast cancer accounts for < 1% of breast cancers. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) operation is commonly used in the evaluation of female breast cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to determine whether SLN operation is as feasible and accurate in male patients compared with female patients. STUDY DESIGN Between 1999 and 2005, 30 men and 2,784 women underwent SLN operation. Clinical and pathologic data were reviewed and statistical analysis performed. RESULTS Men… CONTINUE READING
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