Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Bull Cancer. 2004 Dec 1;91 Suppl 4:S216-20.

[What is new about sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer?].

[Article in French]

Author information

  • 1D├ępartement de chirurgie, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, 232 bd Sainte-Marguerite, 13006 Marseille cedex 9.


Sentinel lymph node biopsy concept was described in several reports since 1994. Technical and identification procedure, false negative risk, learning curve criteria and benefits concerning cancer stadification and postoperative morbidity were assessed. Peroperative and postoperative pathologic examination procedures are improving progressively but remains still under debate. Classification for micro-metastasis, isolated cells and macro-metastasis in sentinel lymph node was suggested but their immunohistochimic detection and prognostic impact are unclear. These parts are discussed in this article.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk