Predictors of nonsentinel node metastasis in patients with breast cancer after sentinel node metastasis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Carcinoma, Lobular
  • Lymphatic Metastasis

abstract

  • Although primary tumor size and micrometastases correlate with the status of the NSLNs, extranodal extension is the most important independent predictor of NSLN metastasis. These findings may ultimately spare patients a full axillary lymph node dissection. However, pending results of larger clinical trials, full axillary lymph node dissection is still recommended for patients with sentinel lymph node metastases.

publication date

  • June 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.139.6.648

PubMed ID

  • 15197092

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 648

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 139

number

  • 6