Obesity influences outcome of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Body Mass Index
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Obesity
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Increasing age and BMI do not appear to be contraindications for SLN biopsy. Rather, surgeons should be aware that increasing body mass and age are potential risk factors for a failed procedure, in which case a completion axillary node dissection for staging is required.

publication date

  • December 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2003.08.005

PubMed ID

  • 14644276

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 896

end page

  • 901

volume

  • 197

number

  • 6