Surgical complications associated with sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) plus axillary lymph node dissection compared with SLND alone in the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Trial Z0011.

@article{Lucci2007SurgicalCA,
  title={Surgical complications associated with sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) plus axillary lymph node dissection compared with SLND alone in the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Trial Z0011.},
  author={Anthony J. Lucci and Linda Mackie McCall and Peter D. Beitsch and Patrick W Whitworth and Douglas Scott Reintgen and Peter W. Blumencranz and A. Marilyn Leitch and Sukumal Saha and Kelly K. Hunt and Armando E. Giuliano},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 24},
  pages={3657-63}
}
PURPOSE The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group trial Z0011 was a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial comparing overall survival between patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) who did and did not undergo axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). The current study compares complications associated with SLN dissection (SLND) plus ALND, versus SLND alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS From May 1999 to December 2004, 891 patients were randomly assigned to SLND + ALND (n = 445) or… CONTINUE READING
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