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Cancers 2010, 2(1), 20-31; doi:10.3390/cancers2010020
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Number of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases Determined by Preoperative Ultrasound is Related to Prognosis in Patients with Breast Cancer

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Received: 18 December 2009; in revised form: 5 January 2010 / Accepted: 3 February 2010 / Published: 4 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Breast Cancer)
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Abstract: Objective: To analyze the impact on prognosis of the number of axillary lymph node metastases (LNM) detected by ultrasound (US) in patients with breast cancer. Methods: One-to-one comparison of LNM was performed between the ultrasound and histologic diagnosis in 380 patients. Results: The accuracy of preoperative ultrasound diagnosis was 79.7%. According to the subdivision of number of LNM (0, 1–3, 4–9, 10+), the accuracy rates associated with LNM were 82%, 49%, 34%, and 86%, respectively. The disease-free-survival curves according to the number of LNM were similar in them. Conclusion: Preoperative ultrasound can determine axillary involvement and may be useful for predicting prognosis.
Keywords: breast cancer; ultrasound; lymph node metastases; sentinel lymph node; prognosis; neoadjuvant therapy breast cancer; ultrasound; lymph node metastases; sentinel lymph node; prognosis; neoadjuvant therapy
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Kijima, Y.; Yoshinaka, H.; Hirata, M.; Mizoguchi, T.; Ishigami, S.; Nakajo, A.; Arima, H.; Ueno, S.; Natsugoe, S. Number of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases Determined by Preoperative Ultrasound is Related to Prognosis in Patients with Breast Cancer. Cancers 2010, 2, 20-31.

AMA Style

Kijima Y, Yoshinaka H, Hirata M, Mizoguchi T, Ishigami S, Nakajo A, Arima H, Ueno S, Natsugoe S. Number of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases Determined by Preoperative Ultrasound is Related to Prognosis in Patients with Breast Cancer. Cancers. 2010; 2(1):20-31.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kijima, Yuko; Yoshinaka, Heiji; Hirata, Munetsugu; Mizoguchi, Tadao; Ishigami, Sumiya; Nakajo, Akihiro; Arima, Hideo; Ueno, Shinichi; Natsugoe, Shoji. 2010. "Number of Axillary Lymph Node Metastases Determined by Preoperative Ultrasound is Related to Prognosis in Patients with Breast Cancer." Cancers 2, no. 1: 20-31.


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