Sentinel Node Management

Sentinel Node Surgery Correctly Stages Lymph Nodes Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Audrey Andrews

March 2013, Highlights - Sentinel Node Management

Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) may not be necessary after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in most patients, according to investigators who found that sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection correctly staged more than 90% of patients.

A study of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, ACOSOG Z1071, evaluated whether SLN surgery may sufficiently substitute for ALND as a less invasive procedure.

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