The influence of the extended indications for sentinel node biopsy on the identification of metastasis-free and metastatic sentinel nodes.

@article{Martinaitis2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of the extended indications for sentinel node biopsy on the identification of metastasis-free and metastatic sentinel nodes.},
  author={Linas Martinaitis and Žilvinas Dambrauskas and Algirdas Bogu{\vs}evi{\vc}ius},
  journal={Medicina},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={
          291-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Rates of sentinel node (SN) identification and metastasis-positive SNs were compared between the group with highly selective indications for sentinel node biopsy (SNB) and the group with merely no contraindications for SNB (Groups A and B, respectively). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a single-center retrospective data analysis of 471 breast cancer patients treated during 2004-2010. Data on clinical and pathologic staging, frozen section results, radiological… CONTINUE READING
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