Development of axillary surgery in breast cancer

Alberto Luini, G. Gatti, B. Ballardini, S. Zurrida, V. Galimberti, P. Veronesi, A. R. Vento, S. Monti, G. Viale, G. Paganelli, U. Veronesi

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Axillary surgery is a critical part of the treatment of breast carcinoma: its importance is related to the staging of disease, prescription of adjuvant therapy and prognosis. For years, complete axillary dissection has remained the standard approach to breast cancer lymphatic staging; its value is still high, but the development of sentinel-node biopsy has significantly changed the indication of the procedure. We discuss the evolution of axillary surgery in breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Axillary surgery
  • Breast cancer
  • Sentinel node biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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