Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Axillary Staging for Breast Cancer



Sentinel lymph node biopsy has largely replaced axillary lymph node dissection for the evaluation of clinically node-negative women with breast cancer. This chapter describes the technique of sentinel lymph node biopsy and completion axillary node dissection for breast cancer and discusses indications, pitfalls, and complications.


Sentinel Lymph Node Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Axillary Node Dissection Gamma Probe Pectoralis Major Muscle 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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