Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer (review)

Schepotin I.B.1, Zotov A.S.2, Postupalenko O.V. 2

Summary. Axillary lymph node dissection is a standard procedure in surgical treatment of breast cancer patients. It can cause such complications as lymphedema, pain and sensorimotor disturbances. It allows to save a maximum of intact tissue and to improve cancer control. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) — axillary lymph node dissection’s safe alternative in treatment of breast cancer patients. Its efficiency has been already proven by numerous randomized multicenter studies. Interdisciplinary approach (collaboration of surgeon, radiologist and pathologist) underlies in successful realization of SLNB conception.
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