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sentinel lynph node

Calogero Cipolla, Giuseppa Graceffa, Roberta La Mendola, Salvatore Fricano, Martina Fricano, Salvatore Vieni
AIM: The prognostic value of sentinel lymph node micrometastases in invasive breast cancer patients is still widely debated. Even if, in the absence of unequivocal guidelines, the axillary lynphadenectomy is not still performed in the routine clinical care of these patients. METHOD: We have retrospectively analyzed 746 patients with operable invasive breast cancer and clinically negative axillary lymph nodes. These patients underwent conservative surgery or total mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy...
2015: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Andreas Blum, Monika-Hildegard Schmid-Wendtner, Vera Mauss-Kiefer, Julia Yvonne Eberle, Christine Kuchelmeister, Dorothee Dill-Müller
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (sonography, B-mode sonography, ultrasonography) examination improves the sensitivity in more than 25% compared to the clinical palpation, especially after surgery on the regional lymph node area. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of metastases during follow-up in the draining lymph node areas from the scar of primary to regional lymph nodes (head and neck, supraclavicular, axilla, infraclavicular, groin) in patients with cutaneous melanoma with or without sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or former elective or consecutive complete lymph node dissection in case of positive sentinel lymph node (CLND)...
2006: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
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