Evaluation of Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in the Detection of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases in Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

@article{Barranger2003EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in the Detection of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases in Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer},
  author={Emmanuel Barranger and Dany Grahek and Martine Antoine and Françoise Montravers and J A Talbot and Serge Uzan},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={622-627}
}
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the capacity of positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) to determine axillary lymph node status in patients with breast cancer undergoing sentinel node (SN) biopsy. Methods: Thirty-two patients with breast cancer and clinically negative axillary nodes were recruited. All patients underwent FDG-PET before SN biopsy. After SN biopsy, all patients underwent complete axillary lymph node (ALN) dissection. Results: The SNs were… CONTINUE READING