Multiple sentinel nodes in breast cancer: how many should be removed?

@article{Zavagno2010MultipleSN,
  title={Multiple sentinel nodes in breast cancer: how many should be removed?},
  author={Giorgio Zavagno and Valentina Belardinelli and Elena Goldin},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={567-8}
}
To the Editor: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) was originally defined as a single node, the first which directly receives lymph from the tumor. However, experience gained with SLN biopsies has shown that multiple marked nodes are present in most breast cancer patients, and it is now widely accepted the concept that cancer cells often drain directly to a group of nodes rather than to a single node. On using radiocolloid injection, some authors have reported that the excision and examination of… CONTINUE READING
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