Sentinel node localization in breast cancer.

  title={Sentinel node localization in breast cancer.},
  author={Edwin C. Glass and Richard Essner and Armando E. Giuliano},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={29 1},
The status of the axillary nodes is the strongest known prognostic variable in patients with early breast cancer, and is routinely used in planning postoperative therapy. Conventional axillary lymph node dissection is limited by sampling error and potential morbidity. Sentinel node techniques have revolutionized the management of axillary nodes. Accurate identification and focused histologic evaluation of the sentinel node allow accurate prediction of the tumor status of other axillary nodes… CONTINUE READING


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