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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 208 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.10.029
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-235

Abstract

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.