The Authors present the preliminary results of a study aimed at verifying the effectiveness of lymphatic mapping for the dissection of the sentinel lymph node in the treatment of breast carcinoma. The lymphoscintigraphy method was used in the study performed on 24 patients to evidence the sentinel lymph node. The sentinel lymph node was identified in 23/24 patients (95,8%), with 100% accuracy, negative predictions were 100% (21/21). Consistently with the low number of cases treated, our results seem to guarantee the same prognostic accuracy obtained using radical lymphadenectomy extended to the third lymph node level.

Lymphatic mapping for the dissection of the sentinel node in the treatment of breast carcinoma.

CARCOFORO, Paolo;FEGGI, Luciano;NAVARRA, Giuseppe;POZZA, Enzo;DONINI, Ippolito Giuseppe
1999

Abstract

The Authors present the preliminary results of a study aimed at verifying the effectiveness of lymphatic mapping for the dissection of the sentinel lymph node in the treatment of breast carcinoma. The lymphoscintigraphy method was used in the study performed on 24 patients to evidence the sentinel lymph node. The sentinel lymph node was identified in 23/24 patients (95,8%), with 100% accuracy, negative predictions were 100% (21/21). Consistently with the low number of cases treated, our results seem to guarantee the same prognostic accuracy obtained using radical lymphadenectomy extended to the third lymph node level.
Carcoforo, Paolo; Feggi, Luciano; Sartori, A; Navarra, Giuseppe; Pozza, Enzo; Donini, Ippolito Giuseppe
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