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Improved detection of sentinel lymph node metastases allows reliable intraoperative identification of patients with extended axillary lymph node involvement in early breast cancer

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Cotarelo, Cristina L. ; Zschöck-Manus, Annemarie ; Schmidt, Marcus ; Schad, Arno ; Brochhausen, Christoph ; Kirkpatrick, Charles James ; Thaler, Sonja
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 11 Oct 2021 13:10


Background An improved procedure that allows accurate detection of negative sentinel lymph node (SLN) and of SLN macrometastases during surgery would be highly desirable in order to protect patients from further surgery and to avoid unnecessary costs. We evaluated the accuracy of an intraoperative procedure that combines touch imprint cytology (TIC) and subsequent frozen section (FS) analysis. ...


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