Factors Predicting Non- Sentinel Lymph Node Involvement in Sentinel Node Positive Breast Carcinoma

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GÜRAY DURAK M., Akansu B., Akin M. M., SEVİNÇ A. İ., Koçdor A. M., Saydam S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.189-195, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5146/tjpath.2011.01074
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-195
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, Sentinel lymph node, Metastasis, Tumor load
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In routine practice, axillary lymph node dissection is performed in early invasive breast cancer patients with positive sentinel node biopsy. However, sentinel node is the only involved axillary node in 40-70% of patients, and determining factors that predict axillary non-sentinel node involvement will therefore prevent unnecessary axillary lymph node dissection and decrease morbidity.