Can magnetic resonance imaging be used to select patients for sentinel lymph node biopsy in prophylactic mastectomy? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Occult cancer was identified in 5% of PMs. PM with or without SLNB spared only 4 of 393 patients (1%) from undergoing ALND, whereas PM alone identified unsuspected invasive disease in 3 of 136 patients (2%). When performed, MRI accurately ruled out the presence of an invasive cancer in the prophylactic breast, suggesting that MRI can be used to select patients for PM without SLNB.

publication date

  • March 15, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23298

PubMed ID

  • 18257089

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1214

end page

  • 21

volume

  • 112

number

  • 6