The combination of intraoperative lymphatic mapping and Selective sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) has emerged over the last decade as a less invasive and more accurate staging procedure compared with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for patients with invasive breast cancer. This article reviews the progression of breast cancer surgery, the goals of ALND, and the evolution of SLND in breast cancer and provides some rationale for replacing ALND with SLND as the initial staging procedure for patients with invasive breast cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Seminars in Breast Disease|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging