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Does failure to visualize a sentinel node on preoperative lymphoscintigraphy predict a greater likelihood of axillary lymph node positivity?

Authors
  • Soran, Atilla
  • Falk, Jeffrey
  • Bonaventura, Marguerite
  • Keenan, Donald
  • Ahrendt, Gretchen
  • Johnson, Ronald
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
205
Issue
1
Pages
66–71
Identifiers
PMID: 17617334
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Failure to demonstrate axillary uptake by LSG appears to be related to technical factors and patient-related factors, such as body mass index and older age, but does not adversely affect SLN identification. The equivalent rate of positive SLNs in patients with a positive or negative LSG supports the null hypothesis that "failure to visualize" on LSG does not identify a subset of patients at higher risk of being axillary lymph node positive.

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