Incidence of axillary lymph node metastases in T1a and T1b breast carcinoma Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Nomograms

abstract

  • Of patients with adequately evaluated axillae, 10% with T1a and 15% with T1b cancers were found to have nodal metastases. Although LVI was significantly associated with a higher risk of lymph node metastases, we could not characterize any subgroup at acceptably low risk of nodal positivity. Until a more useful prognostic indicator is discovered, axillary dissection should continue to be part of the mainstay of management for small breast cancers.

publication date

  • January 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02303759

PubMed ID

  • 9524703

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 23

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 5

number

  • 1