Percutaneous removal of sentinel lymph nodes in a swine model using a breast lesion excision system and contrast-enhanced ultrasound

@article{Sever2011PercutaneousRO,
  title={Percutaneous removal of sentinel lymph nodes in a swine model using a breast lesion excision system and contrast-enhanced ultrasound},
  author={Ali Rıza Sever and Philippa Mills and Jean-Marc Hyvelin and Jennifer M. Weeks and Hatice Gumus and David A Fish and Willem Mali and Susan E. Jones and Peter A. Jones and Haresh L Devalia},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={545-550}
}
To investigate the feasibility of percutaneous removal of the entire sentinel lymph node (SLN) in an animal model using a breast lesion excision system after identifying these nodes using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and intradermal microbubbles. Animal studies approval was obtained. SLNs were identified using CEUS and intradermal injection of microbubbles in two young pigs. Microbubbles were mixed with blue dye and injected around the mammary papillae to access lymphatic drainage to the… CONTINUE READING