Predictive Probability of Four Different Breast Cancer Nomograms for Nonsentinel Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Positive Sentinel Node Biopsy

Gur A. S., Unal B., Johnson R., Ahrendt G., Bonaventura M., Gordon P., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, vol.208, no.2, pp.229-235, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Although completion axillary lymph node dissection (CALND) is the gold standard for evaluating axillary status after identification of a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) in breast cancer, almost 40% to 70% of SLN-positive patients will have negative non-SLNs. To predict non-SLN metastases (NSLNM) in patients with a positive SLN biopsy, four different nomograms have been created. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of four different nomograms in Our SLN-positive breast cancer patients.