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Sentinel lymph node biopsy in operations for recurrent breast cancer

Axelsson, C K and Jönsson, Per-Ebbe LU (2008) In European Journal of Surgical Oncology 34(6). p.626-630
Abstract
Background: In a pilot prospective consecutive series on 50 patients with recurrent breast cancer, results of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) are reported. The interval between primary operation and recurrence was 8 years (range 1-18 years). Only three patients had not undergone dissection of the axilla (ALND). Results: In 51% of patients scintigraphy disclosed sentinel nodes (SN). At operation SN was identified in 45% of patients corresponding to 83% of the SN's visualized by the scintigraphy. SN contained metastases in seven cases (16%), and the treatment plan was changed as a consequence of the SN examination. Conclusion: SLNB can identify SN at a high rate, and the findings may influence further planning of treatment. SLNB should be... (More)
Background: In a pilot prospective consecutive series on 50 patients with recurrent breast cancer, results of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) are reported. The interval between primary operation and recurrence was 8 years (range 1-18 years). Only three patients had not undergone dissection of the axilla (ALND). Results: In 51% of patients scintigraphy disclosed sentinel nodes (SN). At operation SN was identified in 45% of patients corresponding to 83% of the SN's visualized by the scintigraphy. SN contained metastases in seven cases (16%), and the treatment plan was changed as a consequence of the SN examination. Conclusion: SLNB can identify SN at a high rate, and the findings may influence further planning of treatment. SLNB should be a future standard procedure in operations for recurrent breast cancer. Next step should be a randomized study. (Less)
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surgery, scintigraphy, recurrence, sentinel node, breast cancer
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European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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34
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626 - 630
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Elsevier
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1532-2157
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10.1016/j.ejso.2007.09.004
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: In a pilot prospective consecutive series on 50 patients with recurrent breast cancer, results of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) are reported. The interval between primary operation and recurrence was 8 years (range 1-18 years). Only three patients had not undergone dissection of the axilla (ALND). Results: In 51% of patients scintigraphy disclosed sentinel nodes (SN). At operation SN was identified in 45% of patients corresponding to 83% of the SN's visualized by the scintigraphy. SN contained metastases in seven cases (16%), and the treatment plan was changed as a consequence of the SN examination. Conclusion: SLNB can identify SN at a high rate, and the findings may influence further planning of treatment. SLNB should be a future standard procedure in operations for recurrent breast cancer. Next step should be a randomized study.},
  author       = {Axelsson, C K and Jönsson, Per-Ebbe},
  issn         = {1532-2157},
  keyword      = {surgery,scintigraphy,recurrence,sentinel node,breast cancer},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {626--630},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Surgical Oncology},
  title        = {Sentinel lymph node biopsy in operations for recurrent breast cancer},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2007.09.004},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2008},
}