Radioguided sentinel lymph node biopsy in early breast cancer: experience at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy can identify regional metastases and provides an alternative to axillary dissection that avoids arm morbidity. This investigation assessed the accuracy of SLN biopsy for predicting axillary node status. METHODS A total of 174 clinical node-negative breast cancer patients and 165 SLN biopsies were enrolled. SLN… CONTINUE READING