Morbidity of sentinel node biopsy: Relationship between number of excised lymph nodes and patient perceptions of lymphedema Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • After SLNB alone, patient-perceived lymphedema is uncommon, but its prevalence increases with more LNs excised. There is poor agreement between patient perceptions and objective measures. Our data suggest that factors other than limb enlargement, such as sensory nerve injury resulting from retrieval of more LNs and laterality of surgery, may play a significant role in patient perception of lymphedema after SLNB.

publication date

  • October 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-011-1688-1

PubMed ID

  • 21465310

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2866

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 18

number

  • 10