A declining rate of completion axillary dissection in sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer patients is associated with the use of a multivariate nomogram Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Nomograms

abstract

  • SLN+/no ALND breast cancer patients, a selected group with relatively favorable disease characteristics, had a 9% predicted likelihood of residual axillary disease by nomogram but an observed axillary LR of 2%. A gradual and significant decline over time in the rate of completion ALND is associated with, but not entirely explained by, the institution of a predictive nomogram. It is reasonable to omit ALND for a low-risk subset of SLN-positive patients.

publication date

  • March 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1877014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.sla.0000250439.86020.85

PubMed ID

  • 17435554

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 462

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 245

number

  • 3