Sentinel Lymph Node Detection for Breast Cancer: Which Patients Are Best Suited for the Patent Blue Dye Only Method of Identification?

Background: The objectives of this study were, first, to define the preoperative criteria for using solely the blue dye method and, second, to decrease its operator dependence in predicting axillary lymph node status. Methods: Two hundred fifty-three women consecutively identified with operable breast cancer underwent sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection by… CONTINUE READING