Pathologic analysis of tumor size and lymph node status in multifocal/multicentric breast carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary

abstract

  • The authors' results show that, if aggregate diameters are used, unifocal and multifocal breast carcinomas are similar with respect to frequency of regional lymph node metastasis. Currently used algorithms, which use the diameter of the largest nodule, result in understaging of multifocal breast carcinomas due to underestimation of actual tumor size.

publication date

  • March 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.10331

PubMed ID

  • 11920492

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1383

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 94

number

  • 5