Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer patients using fluorescence navigation with indocyanine green

@inproceedings{Aoyama2011SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer patients using fluorescence navigation with indocyanine green},
  author={Kei Aoyama and Takako Kamio and Tetsuya Ohchi and Masako Nishizawa and Shingo Kameoka},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND There are various methods for detecting sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) using a vital dye is a convenient and safe, intraoperatively preparative method to assess lymph node status. However, the disadvantage of the dye method is that the success rate of sentinel lymph node detection depend on the surgeon's skills and preoperative mapping of the sentinel lymph node is not feasible. Currently, a vital dye, radioisotope, or a combination of both… CONTINUE READING
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