Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer

L. F. Smith, Vicki Klimberg

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Although a level I and II axillary lymph node dissection is considered the gold standard for evaluation of the axilla in breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy is a technique that is rapidly replacing standard axillary lymph dissection for many surgeons. Because this technique is relatively new in the practice of surgery, definitive standards are lacking. However, many of the more common materials and techniques are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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