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Predictors of axillary lymph node metastases in patients with T1 breast carcinoma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
10
Pages
1918–1922
Identifiers
PMID: 9149018
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinical and pathologic features of the primary tumor can be used to estimate the risk of ALNM in patients with T1 breast carcinoma. Such a risk assessment might facilitate appropriate management. Routine axillary dissection can be omitted in patients at minimal risk of ALNM, if the treatment decision is not influenced by lymph node status. Axillary lymph node dissection should be performed routinely for all patients with lesions > 1 cm. [See editorial counterpoint on pages 1856-61 and reply to counterpoint on pages 1862-4, this issue.]

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