Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer does not improve the ability to identify axillary sentinel lymph nodes.

@article{McMasters2000PreoperativeLF,
  title={Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer does not improve the ability to identify axillary sentinel lymph nodes.},
  author={Kelly M. McMasters and Sandra L. Wong and Todd M. Tuttle and David J. Carlson and Craig Matthew Brown and R Dirk Noyes and Rebecca L. Glaser and D J Vennekotter and Peter S. Turk and Pragati Tate and Armando Sardi and Michael J. Edwards},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={231 5},
  pages={
          724-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Numerous studies have demonstrated that SLN biopsy can be used to stage axillary lymph nodes for breast cancer. SLN biopsy is performed using injection of radioactive colloid, blue dye, or both. When radioactive colloid is used, a preoperative lymphoscintigram (nuclear medicine scan) is often obtained to ease SLN identification. Whether a… CONTINUE READING
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