Sentinel node staging of early breast cancer using lymphoscintigraphy and the intraoperative gamma-detecting probe.

@article{Alazraki2000SentinelNS,
  title={Sentinel node staging of early breast cancer using lymphoscintigraphy and the intraoperative gamma-detecting probe.},
  author={Naomi P. Alazraki and Toncred M. Styblo and Sandra F. Grant and Cindy Cohen and Tobias Larsen and John N. Aarsvold},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={56-64}
}
Sentinel node staging for breast cancer is increasingly used in place of axillary lymph node dissection but is not yet universally accepted. The problems of non-standardized methodologies and lack of consensus on the optimum techniques to identify sentinel nodes are being addressed. Complementary use of radionuclide imaging before surgery, intraoperative probe detection, and blue dye have yielded the best reported sensitivities for finding a sentinel node (94%). The importance of imaging is… CONTINUE READING
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