Does failure to visualize a sentinel node on preoperative lymphoscintigraphy predict a greater likelihood of axillary lymph node positivity?
- Published Article
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
- Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
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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