Prediction of additional axillary metastasis of breast cancer following sentinel lymph node surgery.

@article{Changsri2004PredictionOA,
  title={Prediction of additional axillary metastasis of breast cancer following sentinel lymph node surgery.},
  author={Channikarn Changsri and Sonam Prakash and Lynn M Sandweiss and Shikha Bose},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={392-7}
}
Sentinel lymphadenectomy is a sensitive and specific procedure that has reduced the need for complete axillary lymph node dissections in patients with negative sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). However, numerous studies have shown that SLN may be the only positive lymph node in 40 to 70% of cases. This study was therefore undertaken to determine if the characteristics of primary breast tumor or its metastasis in the SLN could predict the presence of residual disease in the nonsentinel lymph nodes… CONTINUE READING

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