Subareolar injection of99mTc facilitates sentinel lymph node identification

  title={Subareolar injection of99mTc facilitates sentinel lymph node identification},
  author={Todd M. Tuttle and Marybeth Colbert and Robert D. Christensen and Kevin J. Ose and Thomas Jones and Robert E. Wetherille and Joel D. Friedman and RN KarenSwenson and PhD FACS Kelly M. McMasters},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Background: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy with the standard intraparenchymal injection has been accepted as an alternative to routine axillary dissection for patients with breast cancer. However, the identification and false-negative rates with this method can vary widely from surgeon to surgeon. The subareolar location contains a rich lymphatic network and represents a potential site of injection for SLN identification. Methods: Between August 1, 1999, and December 31, 2000, we performed… CONTINUE READING