Axillary blue sentinel lymph node: an unusual tattoo?

  • Giovanni Corso
  • Denise Mattar Fanianos
  • Viviana Galimberti
  • Mattia Intra
Letter to the Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Corso
    • 1
  • Denise Mattar Fanianos
    • 1
  • Viviana Galimberti
    • 1
  • Mattia Intra
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Breast Cancer SurgeryEuropean Institute of OncologyMilanItaly

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