Is the clinically positive axilla in breast cancer really a contraindication to sentinel lymph node biopsy? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Clinical axillary examination in breast cancer is subject to false-positive results, and is by itself insufficient justification for axillary lymph node dissection. If other means of preoperative assessment such as palpation- or image-guided fine needle aspiration are negative or indeterminate, then SLN biopsy deserves wider consideration as an alternative to routine axillary lymph node dissection in the clinically node-positive setting.

publication date

  • January 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2004.09.010

PubMed ID

  • 15631914

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 10

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 200

number

  • 1