The accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in multicentric and multifocal invasive breast cancers Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Nomograms

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • October 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1072-7515(03)00677-X

PubMed ID

  • 14522317

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 529

end page

  • 35

volume

  • 197

number

  • 4