The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer.

  title={The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer.},
  author={Siddharth S. Bass and Charles Evandor Cox and Ni Ni Ku and Claudia Berman and Douglas Scott Reintgen},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={189 2},
BACKGROUND Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy are new techniques that accurately provide crucial staging information while inflicting far less morbidity than complete axillary dissection. As these techniques continue to gain acceptance, issues such as adequacy of training, certification, and outcomes measures become increasingly important. The purpose of this paper is to report the initial lymphatic mapping experience at the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute… CONTINUE READING