The role of axillary ultrasound in the detection of metastases from primary breast cancers.

BACKGROUND The value of diagnostic axillary ultrasound (AUS) in the preoperative evaluation of lymph nodes for breast cancer patients has yet to be completely clarified. METHODS Results of AUS were reviewed for all patients with invasive cancers who were clinically node negative (cN0) and had subsequent axillary lymphadenectomy. Patients with positive… (More)