Is a completion axillary dissection indicated for micrometastases in the sentinel lymph node?

@article{Liang2001IsAC,
  title={Is a completion axillary dissection indicated for micrometastases in the sentinel lymph node?},
  author={Wen Chieh Liang and Brenda J Sickle-Santanello and Thomas A Nims},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={182 4},
  pages={365-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine if a completion axillary dissection (CAD) is necessary when microscopic metastasis (<2 mm) is detected in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) of patients diagnosed with breast cancer. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 227 consecutive breast cancer patients who underwent SLN mapping (SLNM) between June 1998 and March 2001. These patients underwent intraoperative lymphatic mapping with peritumoral injections of blue dye alone or… CONTINUE READING

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