Non-sentinel lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer and sentinel node micrometastasis; too early to abandon axillary clearance.

@article{Bakker2002NonsentinelLN,
  title={Non-sentinel lymph node involvement in patients with breast cancer and sentinel node micrometastasis; too early to abandon axillary clearance.},
  author={Michael A den Bakker and A van Weeszenberg and A Y de Kanter and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique H. Beverdam and Colin Pritchard and Theodorus H. van der Kwast and Marian B. E. Menke-Pluymers},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={932-5}
}
AIMS It has been suggested that patients with T1-2 breast tumours and sentinel node (SLN) micrometastases, defined as foci of tumour cells smaller than 2 mm, may be spared completion axillary lymph node dissection because of the low incidence of further metastatic disease. To gain insight into the extent of non-sentinel lymph node (n-SLN) involvement, SLNs and complementary axillary clearance specimens in patients with SLN micrometastases were examined. METHODS A set of 32 patients with SLN… CONTINUE READING

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