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Indian J Cancer. 2012 Jan-Mar;49(1):66-73. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.98923.

Role of axillary sampling in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy: a critical review.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Disciplines, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.


Axillary lymph node dissection is the standard of care for treating and staging axilla in breast cancer. Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary sampling have been advocated as an alternative to axillary lymph node dissection with an added benefit of lesser morbidity. Herein, we are reviewing the role of axillary sampling in the present era of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the background of standard axillary dissection.

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