Sentinel nodes scintigraphy of the internal mammary chain in breast cancer

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Abstract

Internal mammary chain lymphnodes (IMNs) were studied by lymphoscintigraphy and biopsy in 100 breast cancer patients to assess: (i) if a deep injection can visualize the IMNs in a high percentage of cases (ii) to determine how often IMNs are metastatic. More than 60% of patients showed IMNs uptake. Surgical sampling proved simple and risks insignificant. Five positive IMN cases migrated from NO/N1 to N3, prompting treatment modification. It is unclear whether this additional information can lead to better survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume497
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2003

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Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Internal mammary chain
  • Sentinel node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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