Limited effectiveness of patent blue dye in addition to isotope scanning for identification of sentinel lymph nodes: Cross-sectional real-life study in 1024 breast cancer patients.

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BACKGROUND Although morbidity is reduced when sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is performed with dual isotopic and blue dye identification, the effectiveness of adding blue dye to radioisotope remains debated because side effects including anaphylactic reactions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using data from a prospectively maintained database, 1884 lymph node… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.08.002

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