Extracapsular extension is associated with increased ratio of metastatic to examined lymph nodes in axillary node-positive breast cancer.

@article{Gorgulu2007ExtracapsularEI,
  title={Extracapsular extension is associated with increased ratio of metastatic to examined lymph nodes in axillary node-positive breast cancer.},
  author={Semih Gorgulu and Mehmet Fatih Can and G{\"o}khan Yağci and Mutlu Şahin and Turgut Tufan},
  journal={Clinical breast cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={796-800}
}
BACKGROUND Extracapsular extension of nodal tumor cells, although it is not a parameter of staging, has recently been shown to be correlated with the high number of metastatic lymph nodes in patients with axillary-positive breast cancer. It is suggested that the use of involved/examined lymph node ratio instead of the number of metastatic lymph nodes in axillary evaluation would obtain standardized prognostic data for patient management. This study investigated the association of the… CONTINUE READING

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