Frequency of sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with favorable breast cancer histologic subtypes.

@article{Wong2002FrequencyOS,
  title={Frequency of sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with favorable breast cancer histologic subtypes.},
  author={Sandra L. Wong and Celia Chao and Michael J. Edwards and David J. Carlson and Alison Lisa Laidley and Robert Dirk Noyes and Terre Q. McGlothin and Philip B. Ley and Todd M. Tuttle and Mark Schadt and Robert E. Pennington and Mary Legenza and James Morgan and Kelly M. McMasters},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={184 6},
  pages={492-8; discussion 498}
}
BACKGROUND The need for axillary nodal staging in favorable histologic subtypes of breast cancer is controversial. METHODS Patients with clinical stage T1-2, N0 breast cancer were enrolled in a prospective, multi-institutional study. All patients underwent sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy followed by completion level I/II axillary dissection. RESULTS SLN were identified in 3,106 of 3,324 patients (93%). Axillary metastases were found in 35% and 40% of patients with infiltrating ductal… CONTINUE READING