Morbidity of Breast Cancer Patients Following Complete Axillary Dissection or Sentinel Node Biopsy Only: A Comparative Evaluation

@article{Haid2002MorbidityOB,
  title={Morbidity of Breast Cancer Patients Following Complete Axillary Dissection or Sentinel Node Biopsy Only: A Comparative Evaluation},
  author={Anton Haid and Roswitha Koeberle-Wuehrer and Michael K Knauer and Judit Burtscher and Heinz Fritzsche and William Peschina and Zerina Jasarevic and Maria Ammann and Klaus Hergan and Heinz Sturn and Gerhard Zimmermann},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2002},
  volume={73},
  pages={31-36}
}
Introduction The usefulness of routine axillary dissection (AD) at levels I–II in breast cancer patients has been questioned for years because of the high postoperative morbidity in the shoulder and arm region, and the increasing number of patients with negative nodes. Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) was hoped both to reduce morbidity and to improve the reliability of staging. This study was designed to provide more evidence in this matter by comparing the follow-up data of patients with AD and… CONTINUE READING

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