Inefficacy of internal mammary nodes dissection in breast cancer surgery.

  title={Inefficacy of internal mammary nodes dissection in breast cancer surgery.},
  author={Umberto Veronesi and Pinuccia Valagussa},
  volume={47 1},
From January 1964 to January 1968, 737 patients with breast cancer were randomized at the Cancer Institute in Milan to undergo either Halsted mastectomy or Halsted mastectomy with internal mammary node dissection; 716 were considered evaluable. The series was part of an international cooperative study. The two groups of patients were comparable in age, menopausal status, quadrant distribution, and frequency of axillary metastases. No patients received postoperative radiotherapy or adjuvant… CONTINUE READING


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