Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer.

@article{Jensen2010FactorsIA,
  title={Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer.},
  author={Amariek J. Jensen and Arpana M. Naik and Rodney F. Pommier and John T. Vetto and Megan Leigh Troxell},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={199 5},
  pages={
          629-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) frozen section (FS) guides immediate axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer patients. METHODS The Oregon Health & Science University pathology database was searched for SLN FS From October 1999 to January 1, 2009. Slides of positive cases were reviewed and metastasis sizes measured. RESULTS Of 416 cases, 129 were positive (31%) on permanent sections and immunohistochemistry, with 79 concordant and 50 false-negative FS. Accuracy… CONTINUE READING
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