Sentinel node dissection in early-stage breast cancer: ongoing prospective randomized trials in the USA.

@article{Ross2001SentinelND,
  title={Sentinel node dissection in early-stage breast cancer: ongoing prospective randomized trials in the USA.},
  author={Merrick I. Ross},
  journal={Annals of surgical oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 9 Suppl},
  pages={77S-81S}
}
One of the most important advances in the surgical treatment of early-stage breast cancer has been the introduction of sentinel lymph node dissection as an alternative to routine axillary node dissection. This minimally invasive procedure may reduce the morbidity of surgical treatment and improve staging of the axillary lymph node basin. Over the last 5 to 7 years, numerous institutions have published their sentinel node identification rates, false-negative events, optimal techniques, and… CONTINUE READING
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