Caution concerning micrometastatic breast carcinoma in sentinel lymph nodes

D. C. Allred, R. M. Elledge

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Abstract

A pilot study by Dowlatshahi et al. observed a high (58%) incidence of micrometastases in the sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) of patients with small primary breast carcinomas when immunohistochemical preparations of serial sections of the lymph nodes were examined. The prognostic implications of these findings are unknown and, until they are, evaluating SLNs in this manner should be avoided in routine clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-907
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume86
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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