A prospective feasibility trial to determine the significance of the sentinel node gradient in breast cancer: A predictor of nodal metastasis location Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Coloring Agents
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • Dye gradients occur in most SNs and predict metastasis location. The smallest metastases are hardest to detect intraoperatively and are usually confined to the marked SN half. This suggests that marking an SN's bluest half warrants further study to explore whether its correlation to metastasis location may be exploited to focus pathologic examination and decrease the reoperative axillary dissection rate.

publication date

  • December 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2597365

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23932

PubMed ID

  • 18973177

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3100

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 113

number

  • 11