A multicentric randomized trial evaluated the interest of internal mammary dissection on operable breast cancer patients. One thousand four hundred and fifty-three patients were included in the study and were followed for ten years. There is no difference in survival or in relapse-free survival between the two groups. There were significantly more local recurrences in the group without internal mammary dissection, but these recurrences occurred mainly on patients who developed metastases. A great difference between centers was observed in the number of nodes examined and there is therefore a difference in the prognostic value of the number of nodes invaded.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research