Morbidity of sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer: The relationship between the number of excised lymph nodes and lymphedema Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Carcinoma, Lobular
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • In this population of 600 women who underwent SLNB, there is no correlation between number of LNs removed and change in upper extremity circumference or incidence of lymphedema. These data suggest that other factors, such as the global disruption of the lymphatic channels during axillary lymph node dissection, play a larger role in development of lymphedema than does the number of LNs removed.

publication date

  • December 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-010-1155-4

PubMed ID

  • 20574774

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3278

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 17

number

  • 12