Historical review of sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer

Nora M. Hansen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Breast Disease
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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