Interpectoral Nodes as the Initial Site of Recurrence in Breast Cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

abstract

  • Recurrence at the interpectoral nodes can be the initial site of surgical failure. These nodes may represent the site of primary drainage in a percentage of patients. The sentinel node identification technique, therefore, should diminish the number of patients affected by recurrence at this site. In patients with a palpable mass in the infraclavicular location, however, a high index of suspicion should be maintained. Workup should include additional breast imaging and needle biopsy prior to operation.

publication date

  • February 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.139.2.175

PubMed ID

  • 14769576

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 175

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 139

number

  • 2