Single institution's initial experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer patients.


BACKGROUND The sentinel lymph node is the first draining node from a cancer-bearing area and is therefore the first to manifest metastasis. In breast cancer it has been shown to predict the axillary status. Axillary dissection provides information determining prognosis and need for adjuvant therapy but carries a certain morbidity. Our aim was to determine… (More)


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