Targeted Axillary Surgery Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer

  1. David Krag – 1993
    1. Krag DN, Weaver DL, Alex JC et al. Surgical resection and radio localization of the sentinel lymph node in breast cancer using a gamma probe. Surg Oncol 1993;2:335-339
  2. Armando Giuliano –1994
    1. Giuliano AE, Kirgan DM, Guenther JM et al. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer. Ann Surg 1994;220:391





  1. Impact
    1. 70-80% reduction in axillary dissection (ALND)
      1. Only 20-30% of patients have positive nodes
      2. Lymphedema Risk reduced to ≈ 7% at 1 year


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Tags: Axillary Management

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