Outcome of axillary staging in early breast cancer: a meta-analysis

  title={Outcome of axillary staging in early breast cancer: a meta-analysis},
  author={Malcolm R. Kell and John Burke and Mitchel Barry and Monica Morrow},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is associated with significant morbidity, whilst sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has the potential to minimize complications in the management of breast cancer. The aim of this study was to systematically appraise the outcome of SNB when compared to ALND. A comprehensive search for published trials examining outcomes after SNB for breast cancer was performed using medline and cross-referencing available data. Each study was reviewed and data extracted. Primary… CONTINUE READING


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