Sentinel lymph node identification by blue dye in patients with breast carcinoma.

@article{Bakhtiar2016SentinelLN,
  title={Sentinel lymph node identification by blue dye in patients with breast carcinoma.},
  author={Nighat Bakhtiar and Farhat Jaleel and Foad Ali Moosa and Naeem Akhtar Qureshi and Masood Jawaid},
  journal={Pakistan journal of medical sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={448-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of methylene blue dye to detect axillary lymph node metastases in patients with breast carcinoma by taking histopathology as gold standard. METHODS This quasi experimental study was done at Department of Surgery of Dow University Hospital Karachi during January 2013 to September 2015 after the approval of Hospital Ethical Committee. A total number of 85 patients with biopsy proven carcinoma were included in the study.1% methylene blue dye was… CONTINUE READING