Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer.

Celia Chao, Kelly M. McMasters

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Abstract

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is now a widely accepted method of axillary lymph node staging for invasive breast cancer. This review encompasses the historical perspective of surgical management of the axilla; the data that has emerged over the last decade highlighting the accuracy, safety, and applicability of this procedure; and the technical details necessary to perform this procedure. Successful adaptation of sentinel node biopsy implies that the operator has a high identification rate and a low false-negative rate, as well as the collaborations with the other involved disciplines: pathology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-111
Number of pages21
JournalMethods in molecular medicine
Volume120
StatePublished - 2006

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