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Diagnostics 2019, 9(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics9010012

Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Radiology, The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Department of Interventional Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Radiology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
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Received: 26 November 2018 / Revised: 5 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Breast Imaging)
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Abstract

Axillary lymph node status is the single most important prognostic indicator in patients with breast cancer. Axillary lymph node dissection, the traditional method of staging breast cancer, is associated with significant morbidity. Sentinel lymph node biopsy has become standard in patients being treated for breast cancer with clinically negative lymph nodes. There is considerable variation in the medical literature regarding technical approaches to sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with breast cancer. The purpose of this article is to describe our preferred approaches to sentinel lymph node biopsy with a review of the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer; axillary lymph node evaluation; sentinel lymph node biopsy breast cancer; axillary lymph node evaluation; sentinel lymph node biopsy
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Whitman, G.J.; AlHalawani, R.H.; Karbasian, N.; Krishnamurthy, R. Sentinel Lymph Node Evaluation: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Diagnostics 2019, 9, 12.

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