Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer.

@article{Giuliano1994LymphaticMA,
  title={Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer.},
  author={Armando E. Giuliano and D M Kirgan and J. Michael Guenther and Donald L. Morton},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={391-8; discussion 398-401}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors report the feasibility and accuracy of intraoperative lymphatic mapping with sentinel lymphadenectomy in patients with breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for breast cancer generally is accepted for its staging and prognostic value, but the extent of dissection remains controversial. Blind lymph node sampling or level I dissection may miss some nodal metastases, but ALND may result in lymphedema. In melanoma, intraoperative lymph… CONTINUE READING
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