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Yue Yu, Ning Cui, Heng-Yu Li, Yan-Mei Wu, Lu Xu, Min Fang, Yuan Sheng
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer patients with axillary lymph node (ALN) metastasis. METHODS: A total of 122 patients with operable breast cancer were enrolled in this single-center retrospective study. Eighty patients were clinically diagnosed with a positive axillary lymph node (ALN) via imaging or physical examination (including 66 patients with biopsy-proven metastasis)...
October 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
Derya İlem-Özdemir, Ulkem Yararbas, Baha Zengel, Gökhan Ertan, Makbule Asikoglu
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) is defined as the first regional lymph node to receive lymphatic drainage from a malignant tumor. Therefore, this node is a "sentinel" for second metastatic lymph node stations and for labeling regional tumor spread. For SLN detection, many surgeons preferred a combination of a preoperative injection of radiolabeled colloid and the intraoperative injection of blue dye. Under this combination protocol, nodes are considered to be "sentinel nodes" if they are radioactive and blue...
October 11, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Vera Ramos, João Fraga, Teresa Simões, Margarida Figueiredo Dias
We report a case of a 36-year-old woman that presented with a painful mass in the outer quadrants of the left breast that had grown rapidly. Physical examination revealed a well circumscribed elastic mass and breast ultrasound showed a cyst measuring 26 mm with vegetation growing on the inner wall. Microscopic evaluation, after fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), suggested benign lesion. Tumorectomy was performed and the final diagnosis was a pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast. A simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy was performed...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Xiao-Shan Cao, Hui-Juan Li, Bin-Bin Cong, Xiao Sun, Peng-Fei Qiu, Yan-Bing Liu, Chun-Jian Wang, Yong-Sheng Wang
With the improvement of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), the proportion of pathological complete response (pCR) in the breast and axillary lymph node (ALN) is increasing. The evaluation of pCR does not include the status of internal mammary lymph node (IMLN). This study is to evaluate the roles of both axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy (ASLNB) and internal mammary sentinel lymph node biopsy (IM-SLNB) in breast cancer patients after NAC. There were 74 patients enrolled into this study. IM-SLNB was performed on patients with radioactive internal mammary sentinel lymph node (IM-SLN)...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Ismail Jatoi, John R Benson, Masakazu Toi
With the advent of sentinel lymph node biopsy, surgical methods for accurately staging the axilla in patients with early-stage breast cancer have become progressively less extensive, with formal axillary lymph node dissection confined to a dwindling group of patients. Although details of methods for sentinel lymph node biopsy have yet to be standardised, this technique is now widely practised and accepted as standard of care worldwide. In the past 5 years, attention has focused on minimisation of surgical morbidity by restricting further axillary surgery or considering radiotherapy in patients with a small tumour burden in their sentinel nodes...
October 2016: Lancet Oncology
Mirjam Cl Peek, Tibor Kovacs, Rose Baker, Hisham Hamed, Ash Kothari, Michael Douek
BACKGROUND: In early breast cancer, the optimal technique for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is the combined technique (radioisotope and Patent Blue V) which achieves high identification rates. Despite this, many centres have decided to stop using blue dye due to blue-dye-related complications (tattoo, anaphylaxis). We evaluated the SLNB identification rate using the combined technique with and without Patent Blue V and the blue-dye-related complication rates. METHODS: Clinical and histological data were analysed on patients undergoing SLNB between March 2014 and April 2015...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Kyungmin Shin, Abigail S Caudle, Henry M Kuerer, Lumarie Santiago, Rosalind P Candelaria, Basak Dogan, Jessica Leung, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Wei Yang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the feasibility and safety of a multidisciplinary approach to imaging-guided axillary staging that facilitates personalized, less invasive surgical management of the axilla through targeted axillary dissection in patients with biopsy-proven nodal metastasis undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. CONCLUSION: Axillary nodal status, critical in breast cancer staging, affects prognosis and treatment. As the paradigm shifts toward minimally invasive therapy, a clip marker is placed in the biopsied metastatic node for patients with N1-N2 disease undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy to facilitate targeted axillary dissection of the clipped node...
October 11, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Julia Landin, Walter P Weber
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been standard of care for all patients with breast cancer until the 1990s. The stepwise retreat of breast surgeons from the axilla began after the introduction of the sentinel lymph node procedure. The evidence based clinical trend toward the omission of ALND has advanced to include patients with affected nodes, and several ongoing randomized controlled trials are evaluating the remaining indications for ALND. Conflicting with this trend toward less axillary surgery, indication and extent of regional nodal irradiation are currently broadened, equally supported by evidence from randomized trials...
August 2016: Breast Care
Mahmoud A Alhussini, Ahmed T Awad, Mohamed H Ashour, Ahmed Abdelateef, Haytham Fayed
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) has become the gold standard for all cases with no axillary nodal metastasis. The combined radioisotope and blue dye technique is adopted in most centers. The lack of the technology for radioisotope in our institution encouraged us to study the feasibility of methylene blue (MB) for SLN detection in breast cancer patients admitted to Alexandria Surgical Oncology Unit. METHODS: A total of 144 cases were subjected to SLN detection by injecting 2 ml of MB 1%...
August 2016: Breast Care
Christophe Van Berckelaer, Manon Huizing, Mireille Van Goethem, Andrew Vervaecke, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Inge Verslegers, Bich X Trinh, Peter Van Dam, Sevilay Altintas, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Ivan Huyghe, Vasiliki Siozopoulou, Wiebren A A Tjalma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of preoperative axillary staging with ultrasound (US) and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Can we avoid intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) examination, with an acceptable revision rate by preoperative staging? DESIGN: This study is based on the retrospective data of 336 patients that underwent US evaluation of the axilla as part of their staging. A FNAC biopsy was performed when abnormal lymph nodes were visualized. Patients with normal appearing nodes on US or a benign diagnostic biopsy had removal of the SLNs without intraoperative pathological examination...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Yihong Wang, Shaolei Lu, Theresa Graves, Madhu M Ouseph, Murray B Resnick, Evgeny Yakirevich
BACKGROUND: Papillary carcinoma (PC) of the breast represents ∼0.5% of all newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer and usually has an indolent course. The current data suggest lack of a consensus in the surgical management of this disease. Because patients can occasionally develop metastatic disease, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is often performed during surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated the histologic characteristics of 99 cases of PC with or without associated frank invasive carcinoma, including 43 encapsulated or intracystic PCs, 24 solid PCs, and 32 intraductal PCs, and correlated these with the incidence of nodal metastasis...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
A Parekh, F Asrari, M Camp, M Habibi, R C Zellars, J L Wright
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Hiba El Hage Chehade, Hannah Headon, Omar El Tokhy, Jennifer Heeney, Abdul Kasem, Kefah Mokbel
BACKGROUND: The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients presenting with clinically positive lymph nodes remains controversial. METHODS: A computer-aided search of the literature regarding SLNB in clinically node-positive breast cancer treated with NAC was carried out to identify the false negative rate (FNR), sentinel lymph node identification rate (IR), and axillary pathological complete response (pCR). RESULTS: Nineteen articles were used in the analysis yielding 3,398 patients...
August 16, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Mina M G Youssef, Diane Cameron, Philip H Pucher, Sisse Olsen, Douglas Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Management of micrometastasis in the sentinel node is a controversial topic. Most of the guidelines don't recommend further axillary treatment if micrometastasis are the only finding in the sentinel node. However, some evidence suggests that micrometastasis have significant effect on long term outcomes and therefore indicate systemic treatment. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study reviewing the management of patients with micrometastasis in the sentinel nodes...
September 23, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Hiroshi Maruyama, Ryota Tanaka, Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Shusaku Ito, Manabu Fujimoto
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is the second common cutaneous cancer, especially in the elderly. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is generally performed in breast cancers and cutaneous melanomas to detect occult nodal metastases. The benefit of sentinel lymph node biopsy in improving cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma prognosis is doubtful. One hundred and sixty-nine patients who underwent treatment for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma between 2004 and 2015, and who were followed up for at least 6 months or developed metastases within the follow-up period were included...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Fabinshy Thangarajah, Wolfram Malter, Stefanie Hamacher, Matthias Schmidt, Stefan Krämer, Peter Mallmann, Verena Kirn
OBJECTIVES: Since the introduction of the sentinel node technique for breast cancer in the 1990s patient's morbidity was reduced. Tracer uptake is known to be dependent from lymph node integrity and activity of macrophages. The aim of this study was to assess whether radioactivity of the tracer can predict sentinel lymph node metastases. Furthermore, a potential association with Ki-67 index was examined. Non-invasive prediction of lymph node metastases could lead to a further decrease of morbidity...
September 22, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Abram Recht, Elizabeth A Comen, Richard E Fine, Gini F Fleming, Patricia H Hardenbergh, Alice Y Ho, Clifford A Hudis, E Shelley Hwang, Jeffrey J Kirshner, Monica Morrow, Kilian E Salerno, George W Sledge, Lawrence J Solin, Patricia A Spears, Timothy J Whelan, Mark R Somerfield, Stephen B Edge
: A joint American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology panel convened to develop a focused update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline concerning use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). METHODS: A recent systematic literature review by Cancer Care Ontario provided the primary evidentiary basis. The joint panel also reviewed targeted literature searches to identify new, potentially practice-changing data...
September 15, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
Devin C Flaherty, Rashmi Bawa, Claire Burton, Melanie Goldfarb
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in female adolescent and young adults (AYA; age 15-39 years). However, few data exist detailing either in situ or invasive breast cancer in male AYAs. METHODS: All male AYA breast cancer cases were identified in the National Cancer Data Base (1998-2010). Demographics, tumor, and treatment predictors of overall survival (OS) were determined for both patients with in situ and invasive tumors. RESULTS: Of 677 male AYAs, 122 patients (18 %) had in situ breast cancer, while 555 patients (82 %) were found to have invasive breast cancer...
September 20, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Michael Co, Ava Kwong
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is currently the gold standard of treatment in early breast cancers. Identification of SLNs by preoperative scintigraphy has been carried out to improve the detection of SLNs intraoperatively, but the evidence of its cost-effectiveness is lacking. Here, we analyze the cost-effectiveness of the utilization of scintigraphy in detection of SLNs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and operative details were retrieved from a prospectively maintained database...
August 27, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
Jean M Weigert
To determine if the addition of breast ultrasound in women with dense breasts finds cancers that otherwise would have been obscured. Retrospective chart review from five sites from October 2009 through December 2013. Data included: number of screening mammograms; number of screening ultrasounds; Breast Imaging Reporting Data System code results; biopsy results including type of lesion, size, nuclear grade, receptor and node status, and patient demographic data. Year 1, 2,706 ultrasound with 151 biopsies yielded 11 cancers, positive predictive value (PPV) 7...
September 19, 2016: Breast Journal
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