Is sentinel node biopsy reliable in large breast tumors?


PURPOSE The value of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in patients with larger breast tumors (diameter > 3 cm) has been questioned due to high false-negative rates reported from initial studies. The aim of this study was to analyze the safety and prognostic reliability of SNB in this group of patients. METHODS During a 6-year period (2001-2007), 84 women… (More)


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