Predictors of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients.

  title={Predictors of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Ulka Sachdev and Kara Murphy and Alain Derzie and Shabnam Jaffer and Ira J. Bleiweiss and Steven Brower},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={183 3},
BACKGROUND In order to define a future subset of breast cancer patients in whom the axilla may be staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy alone, the conditions under which nonsentinel axillary lymph node metastases occur must be delineated. METHODS A prospective database including 212 breast cancer patients who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by completion axillary dissection at our institution was reviewed. A multivariate, logistic, stepwise regression was performed to evaluate… CONTINUE READING


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