Predicting nonsentinel node status after positive sentinel lymph biopsy for breast cancer: Clinicians versus nomogram
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Our predictive model seemed to substantially outperform clinical experts. Despite this, clinicians were unlikely to change their surgical plan based on nomogram results. It seems that most clinicians can improve their predictive ability by using the nomogram to predict the likelihood of additional non-SLN metastases in a woman with a positive SLN biopsy result.