Sensitivity and specificity of preoperative ultrasonography for diagnosing nodal metastases in patients with breast cancer.

@article{Koehler2011SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of preoperative ultrasonography for diagnosing nodal metastases in patients with breast cancer.},
  author={Karen E Koehler and Ralf Ohlinger},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={393-9}
}
PURPOSE Rational therapy planning should aim to minimize the rate of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients without metastatic disease. By the same token, the frequency of sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB) should not be unnecessarily high in patients with axillary node disease. Preoperative axillary ultrasonography is a generally available noninvasive technique for assessing nodal status. MATERIALS AND METHODS Based on retrospective data, we analyzed the sensitivity, specificity… CONTINUE READING