Internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy in clinical practice

Asadi, M. and Krag, D. (2016) Internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy in clinical practice. International Journal of Surgery, 36. pp. 332-334.

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Almost all recent studies confirmed internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy (IM-SLNB) as an accurate and valuable technique to determine stage, prognosis, and best treatment option in breast cancer patients. Decision about local treatment of internal mammary lymph nodes (IMLN) is still being made based on Axillary lymph node (ALN) status. According to study results, there will be patients in positive ALN subgroup who just face complications of an unnecessary radiation to IMLNs and there will be patients in negative ALN subgroup who do not receive adjuvant radiation therapy they really need, if we insist to continue planning IMLN treatment based on ALN status. It seems that patients with bonafide drainage to IMLNs will benefit from IM-SLNB regardless of their ALN status. © 2016 IJS Publishing Group Ltd

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Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Asadi, M.; Surgical Oncology Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer Internal mammary lymph node biopsy Internal mammary lymph nodes axillary lymph node cancer patient cancer prognosis cancer radiotherapy cancer surgery cancer survival clinical practice computer assisted emission tomography Editorial extended radical mastectomy human internal mammary lymph node lymph node metastasis lymphatic drainage mammography nuclear magnetic resonance imaging overall survival priority journal sentinel lymph node biopsy survival rate treatment planning adjuvant radiotherapy Breast Neoplasms cancer staging clinical decision making female Lymphatic Metastasis pathology Clinical Decision-Making Humans Neoplasm Staging Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 08:53
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 08:53

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