Frozen section evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes in breast carcinoma: a retrospective analysis

Date: 
27 Nov 2017
Source: 
Ecancer Medical Science
Audience: 
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Research

To determine the false-negative rate, sensitivity, and diagnostic accuracy of the frozen section analysis of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in early-stage breast cancer compared to the definitive section and to identify the factors that could be associated with the appearance of false-negative cases. Secondarily, to evaluate the pathological results of cases submitted to completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for positive SLN.

 

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