Factors predicting the sentinel and non-sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer

@article{Ozmen2005FactorsPT,
  title={Factors predicting the sentinel and non-sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer},
  author={Vahit Ozmen and Hasan Karanlik and Neslihan Cabioğlu and Abdullah İğci and Mustafa Keçer and Oktar Asoglu and Sitki Tuzlali and Ayşe Mudun},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={1-6}
}
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) is the only focus of axillary metastasis in a significant proportion of patients. In this single institutional study, clinicopathologic characteristics were investigated to determine the factors predicting the status of a SLN biopsy and the metastatic involvement of non-SLNs. Data were retrospectively reveiwed for 400 consecutive patients with clinical T1/T2 N0 breast cancer who underwent a SLN biopsy including axillary and/or internal mammary lymph nodes. The SLNs… CONTINUE READING
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