Sentinel-node biopsy to avoid axillary dissection in breast cancer with clinically negative lymph-nodes.

@article{Veronesi1997SentinelnodeBT,
  title={Sentinel-node biopsy to avoid axillary dissection in breast cancer with clinically negative lymph-nodes.},
  author={Umberto Veronesi and Giovanni Paganelli and Viviana Galimberti and Giuseppe Viale and Stefano Zurrida and Marzia Bedoni and Alexis Costa and Concetta De Cicco and James G. Geraghty and Alberto Luini and Virgilio S. Sacchini and Paolo Alberto Veronesi},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={349 9069},
  pages={1864-7}
}
BACKGROUND Axillary lymph-node dissection is an important staging procedure in the surgical treatment of breast cancer. However, early diagnosis has led to increasing numbers of dissections in which axillary nodes are free of disease. This raises questions about the need for the procedure. We carried out a study to assess, first, whether a single axillary lymph node (sentinel node) initially receives malignant cells from a breast carcinoma and, second, whether a clear sentinel node reliably… CONTINUE READING
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