Current applications and future prospects of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of locoregional lymph nodes in the management of breast cancer.

@article{Krishnamurthy2009CurrentAA,
  title={Current applications and future prospects of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of locoregional lymph nodes in the management of breast cancer.},
  author={Savitri Krishnamurthy},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={451-62}
}
Staging of disease is routine in the evaluation of patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Assessment of palpable and/or nonpalpable locoregional lymph nodes is an important component of the initial staging. Ultrasound (US) is the favored imaging modality for the initial investigation of lymph nodes and results in a significant increase in the specificity of the overall evaluation when used in conjunction with fine-needle aspiration (FNA). This review provides a concise summary, based on… CONTINUE READING

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