Validating a Predictive Model for Presence of Additional Disease in the Non–Sentinel Lymph Nodes of a Woman with Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer

@article{MDFACSKimberlyJVanZee2007ValidatingAP,
  title={Validating a Predictive Model for Presence of Additional Disease in the Non–Sentinel Lymph Nodes of a Woman with Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer},
  author={MS MDFACSKimberlyJ.VanZee and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={2177-2178}
}
Axillary dissection was performed for the staging of the axilla in essentially all women with breast cancer from the time of Halsted to the late 1990s. At that time, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy was introduced and subsequently validated, and it proved to be a reliable, accurate method of staging the axilla with little associated morbidity. The purpose of SLN biopsy was to identify the approximately two-thirds of women with no disease in the axilla and to spare them the additional surgical… CONTINUE READING

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