The accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in multicentric and multifocal invasive breast cancers
SLNB accuracy in MC and MF disease is comparable with that of published validation studies. MC and MF patients with a dominant T3 tumor (>5 cm) or axillary disease palpable intraoperatively should have a concurrent formal ALND. Our retrospective data suggest SLNB may be used as a reliable alternative to conventional ALND in selected patients with MC or MF disease. Further studies in this patient population are warranted.