Number of lymph nodes removed in sentinel lymph node-negative breast cancer patients is significantly related to patient age and tumor size: A new source of bias in morbidity assessment? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • The morbidity of SLN biopsy is less than that of ALND, but for pN0 patients, the total number of lymph nodes removed increased with tumor size and younger patient age. This variation is a previously unrecognized source of bias for studies that examine the morbidity of SLN biopsy.

publication date

  • April 15, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.24964

PubMed ID

  • 20151427

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1987

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 116

number

  • 8