Complete endoscopic axillary lymph node dissection without liposuction for breast cancer: initial experience and mid-term outcome.

@article{Gomatos2006CompleteEA,
  title={Complete endoscopic axillary lymph node dissection without liposuction for breast cancer: initial experience and mid-term outcome.},
  author={Ilias P. Gomatos and George Filippakis and Konstantinos Albanopoulos and George Nikolaos Zografos and Emmanuel A. Leandros and J. P. Bramis and Manousos M. Konstadoulakis},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={232-6}
}
AIM To present our initial experience with complete endoscopic axillary lymph node dissection (EALND) in 4 breast cancer patients with respect to feasibility, safety, and clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2003 and March 2004, 4 women consented to be treated with lumpectomy followed by complete (level I, II, and III) EALND without liposuction, at the Laparoendoscopic Unit of Athens Medical School. All 4 patients presented with a solitary breast cancer lesion smaller than 2… CONTINUE READING