Lymphatic mapping techniques and sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer.

@article{Newman2007LymphaticMT,
  title={Lymphatic mapping techniques and sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer.},
  author={Erika A. Newman and Lisa Ann Newman},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={353-64, viii}
}
The axillary nodal status is accepted universally as the most powerful prognostic tool available for early stage breast cancer. The removal of level I and level II lymph nodes at axillary node dissection (ALND) is the most accurate method to assess nodal status, and it is the universal standard; however, it is associated with several adverse long-term sequelae. Lymphatic mapping with sentinel lymph node biopsy has emerged as an effective and safe alternative to the ALND for detecting axillary… CONTINUE READING